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  • Chicago book news: Chicago Writers Association's annual awards winners announced

    The Chicago Writers Association recently announced the winners of their fourth annual Book of the Year Awards. The winners are "The Hundred-Year House" by Rebecca Makkai (Traditional Fiction), "Carpe Diem, Illinois (A Leo Townsend novel)" by Kristin A....
  • 2015 book preview: The future in reading

    2015 book preview: The future in reading
    In American pop culture, the year 2015 is kind of a big deal. It's the one Marty McFly visits in "Back to the Future II," replete with flying cars, hoverboards, rehydrated pizza and the Cubs winning the World Series — all cinematic prophesies we...
  • Review: 'Breathturn Into Timestead' by Paul Celan

    Review: 'Breathturn Into Timestead' by Paul Celan
    The poem, Paul Celan once said, "is lonely," and in its loneliness it reaches outward, "intends another ... goes toward it." In this way, Celan went on to explain, the poem creates the possibility for an encounter with the reader, for being heard and...
  • 'Weird Sports 2' by Sol Neelman is a victory in a vat of pudding

    'Weird Sports 2' by Sol Neelman is a victory in a vat of pudding
    'Weird Sports 2," as one might guess, is the follow-up to Skokie-born, Portland-based photographer Sol Neelman's first book: "Weird Sports." It introduces people to ostrich racing, chess boxing, pudding wrestling and, obviously, a Beard & Moustache...
  • Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek

    Review: 'The Working Man's Reward' by Elaine Lewinnek
    Define "suburb." More specifically, define "Chicago suburb." The task is harder than it at first seems. Affluent residential communities from which the elite commute to the Loop? Sure, but what about Cicero or Blue Island? OK: Smaller towns outside...
  • From the archives: A look back at 'The Literary Life'

    From the archives: A look back at 'The Literary Life'
    Editor's note: As we head into the new year, we look back at a review that reminds us time is relative. Here's Robert Brown who was at the time the fiction editor at Esquire, writing on "The Literary Life: A Scrapbook Almanac of the Anglo-American...
  • Review: 'Boom, Bust, Exodus' by Chad Broughton

    Review: 'Boom, Bust, Exodus' by Chad Broughton
    Globalization — a familiar word, one that has become a bit of jargon, a sterile term slipped into the titles of intellectual-sounding texts or dropped nakedly into cable news debates. But whom does it affect most? This is the purpose of Chad...
  • Ellicott City's new GreenRow Books builds community through book clubs

    On an uncharacteristically warm November day, Main Street in Historic Ellicott City is bustling as neighbors chat in front of old brick and weatherworn paneled buildings. Inside GreenRow Books, which opened Oct. 1, candles and coffee mugs adorn...
  • Scott Blackwood on 'See How Small'

    Scott Blackwood on 'See How Small'
    In the aftermath of any murder, every community is in shock, especially when the victims are innocent and young. The clamor for justice — and for its attendant consolations, resolution and closure — is immediate, loud and vociferous. But...
  • Review: 'Honeydew' by Edith Pearlman

    Review: 'Honeydew' by Edith Pearlman
    What does it mean to be a contemporary master of the short story? To be a writer's writer? Edith Pearlman is described as both, often and rightfully. On her website, she offers one possible answer: "I am slow," she says. "A sentence often takes an hour to...
  • The Biblioracle: This is spinal trap

    The Biblioracle: This is spinal trap
    Recently, I became aware of one of the scars of my childhood, hidden from my own view until suddenly, the depth of the wound became clear. Mrs. Biblioracle and I were in bed, reading. She was just getting started on Amy Poehler's "Yes Please" — in...