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  • Writer, editor pay tribute to Saul Bellow on his 100th birthday

    Writer, editor pay tribute to Saul Bellow on his 100th birthday
    June 10 marks the centennial of Chicago author Saul Bellow's birthday. In tribute to Bellow, Paul Buhle and Walton Muyumba reflect on his varied merits. -- How Saul Bellow saved the Yiddish language By Paul Buhle Of the many millions who...
  • The Biblioracle: How about reissuing Lynda Barry's 'Cruddy'?

    The Biblioracle: How about reissuing Lynda Barry's 'Cruddy'?
    I want to be the creator of a "Stoner" phenomenon. For those not familiar, "Stoner" was, at one point, a largely forgotten novel by John Williams from 1965 about an English professor at the University of Missouri who lives a quiet and desperate life....
  • Leslie Parry on 'Church of Marvels'

    Leslie Parry on 'Church of Marvels'
    Not a bad couple of months for author Leslie Parry, a transplanted Californian now living in Chicago. In April, her novella, "Kiddo," was grand prize winner in the literary arts biannual Heavy Feather Review's chapbook contest and will be published online...
  • Me, My Shelf and I: Noah Cruickshank

    Me, My Shelf and I: Noah Cruickshank
    "I am not one of those people who thinks he needs to read all the books he owns before he dies," says Noah Cruickshank, marketing manager for Open Books. "For me, building a massive collection isn't a source of stress." Cruickshank — a Shelf...
  • Review: 'Jonas Salk' by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs

    Review: 'Jonas Salk' by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs
    A chasm runs through the life of Jonas Salk. He was an American hero, recognized by presidents and interviewed by the most important journalists of his day — a reassuring figure who offered hope to a frightened public. His vaccine halted the annual,...
  • Review: 'The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty' by Vendela Vida

    Review: 'The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty' by Vendela Vida
    Vendela Vida began building a micro-genre all her own with 2003's "And Now You Can Go," a novel about a young woman struggling to make sense of a brutal encounter with a gun-toting stranger. Vida's next two novels, "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your...
  • Review: 'Only the Strong' by Jabari Asim

    Review: 'Only the Strong' by Jabari Asim
    One of the special pleasures of reading African-American fiction is relishing the names of characters. Ralph Ellison, for example, created a couple of the most memorable in "Invisible Man": Dr. Bledsoe, the two-faced president of the protagonist's...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...