Edward Lazarus

Edward Lazarus, executive vice president/general counsel of Tribune Co., is the author of “Black Hills/White Justice: The Sioux Nation Versus the United States, 1775 to the Present” and “Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court.” A former federal prosecutor and chief of staff to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Lazarus also served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Harry A. Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Michael Lenehan

Michael Lenehan is a Chicago-based writer and editor who was the longtime chief editorial executive at the Chicago Reader and a contributing editor for the Atlantic. His book, “Ramblers,” explores Loyola University’s 1963 national champion men’s basketball team, which featured an integrated lineup.

Thomas Leslie

Thomas Leslie is the Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture at Iowa State University, where he teaches building design and technology. His research focuses on historic examples of integrated engineering and architectural practice. He is the author of “Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934.”

Adam Levin

Adam Levin is the author of the novel “The Instructions” and “Hot Pink,” a short story collection.

Abraham D. Levitan

Abraham D. Levitan co-hosts “Shame That Tune,” a monthly live comedy game show at the Hideout. He is founder and head of Piano Power, which offers at-home piano, guitar, voice and drum lessons to more than 250 students in Chicago and the northern suburbs.

Anne Libera

Anne Libera is the coordinator for the degree of comedy writing and performance program offered by Columbia College Chicago and The Second City. She is the author of “The Second City Almanac of Improvisation.”

Tao Lin

Tao Lin is the author of the novels “Taipei,” “Richard Yates” and “Eeeee Eee Eeee,” the novella “Shoplifting From American Apparel,” the story collection “Bed,” and the poetry collections “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy” and “You Are a Little Bit Happier Than I Am.” He lives in Manhattan.

Amy Lipman

Amy is pursuing her master’s degree in poetry at Columbia College Chicago.

Angelina Llongueras

Angelina Llongueras is an actress, playwright and director who was the leading actress in “Metamorphosis” by La Fura dels Baus. She has performed her one-woman show, “Phoolan Is All of Us,” around the world.

Robert Loerzel

Robert Loerzel is the author of “Alchemy of Bones: Chicago’s Luetgert Murder Case of 1897,” and president of the Society of Midland Authors.