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  • Edward P. Jones on receiving the Harold Washington Literary Award

    Edward P. Jones on receiving the Harold Washington Literary Award
    Although Edward P. Jones has produced only three books of fiction in his long career — the short story collections "Lost in the City" (1992) and "All Aunt Hagar's Children" (2006) and the novel "The Known World" (2003), which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award — he has made them count. The collections, which focus on working-class African Americans in the mostly black neighborhoods of Jones' hometown of Washington, D.C., consist of richly textured, intimately scaled stories stripped of any whiff of an explicit political agenda.
  • Best-selling author James Patterson launches a children's book imprint

    Best-selling author James Patterson launches a children's book imprint
    He has written more than a dozen children's books and given away hundreds of thousands. He's launched a pro-reading website, funded teacher scholarships and donated more than $2.5 million to bookstores with children's sections and school libraries....

    Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Girl on the Train: A Novel" by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead, $26.95). Last week: 2 2. "14th Deadly Sin" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown, $28). Last week: 1 3. "All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel" by...

    Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events
    June 17: Judy Blume will discuss her new book, "In the Unlikely Event," with Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival. 7 p.m., Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., $15, http://www....

    Brooksday to honor Gwendolyn Brooks June 7

    Brooksday to honor Gwendolyn Brooks June 7
    We sometimes take our cultural treasures for granted. We pay lip service to their honors and accolades but let their actual work languish unexamined or unexplored. Brooksday, an annual celebration of the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks, was created to...