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  • 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 Well' by Catherine Chanter

    Review: 'The Well' by Catherine Chanter
    In 2013, Catherine Chanter's debut novel "The Well" won the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize for a first novel that "marries literary merit with unputdownability," a description that perhaps unintentionally implies those qualities are unlikely bedfellows....
  • New in paperbacks: 'The Dylanologists' by David Kinney

    New in paperbacks: 'The Dylanologists' by David Kinney
    The Dylanologists by David Kinney, Simon & Schuster, 241 pages, $16 Kinney explores the superfans who obsessively collect all things Bob Dylan, from bootleg recordings up to and including the musician's childhood home. Kinney introduces some of Dylan'...
  • Six Harper Lee letters expected to fetch $250,000 at auction

    Six Harper Lee letters expected to fetch $250,000 at auction
    An "exceptionally rare" collection of letters written by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee to a friend will be auctioned in New York next week, Reuters reports, and could fetch up to $250,000. Christie's will auction the lot, which consists of...
  • Flannery O'Connor honored with U.S. postage stamp

    Flannery O'Connor honored with U.S. postage stamp
    The U.S. Postal Service has been honoring authors in its Literary Arts stamp series since 1979 and has featured such writers as Ayn Rand, John Steinbeck and William Faulkner. The 30th stamp in their Literary Arts series honors Flannery O’Connor....
  • 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...