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1.Rare first editions of Walt Whitman, Tennessee Williams up for auction
Swann Auction Galleries will tomorrow hold an online “19th & 20th Century Literature” auction that features rare first editions of books by Walt Whitman, Agatha Christie, Mark Twain, James Joyce and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 13th January, 2017

2.Boom! Zap! Whoosh! DC's new comics elevate female, gay, black characters
Something a little strange, a lot exciting and certainly long overdue is happening in a slew of new mainstream comic books this summer. In a word: diversity.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 13th January, 2017

3.Judy Blume on her new novel for adults, 'In the Unlikely Event'
Judy Blume's latest novel, "In the Unlikely Event" — her first book for adults in 17 years — orbits around a series of horrifying plane crashes that took place in her hometown of Elizabeth, N.J., in the early 1950s. The book almost didn't take off. Blume remembered scant details of the tragedies,...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 13th January, 2017

4.Review: 'In the Unlikely Event' by Judy Blume
If you've ever wondered how childhood experiences impact a novelist's plots and characters, consider this. In December 1951, Judy Blume was in the eighth grade at Hamilton Junior High in Elizabeth, N.J., when a plane crashed in the city limits. Two more planes would crash in Elizabeth over the...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 13th January, 2017

5.Review: 'How to Raise an Adult' by Julie Lythcott-Haims
All parents are amateurs. So we turn to the "experts" to answer our questions about vaccinations and sleep schedules and developmental milestones, as well as the more cosmic queries we wrestle with: Will my child be happy? Will my child fit in? Will my child succeed?
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 13th January, 2017

6.Me, My Shelf and I: Laura Park
"Cartoonists always have a ton of books," Laura Park says, wandering the sun- and plant-filled rooms of her Humboldt Park apartment, pulling out one mesmerizing volume after another.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 13th January, 2017

7.Review: 'Primates of Park Avenue' by Wednesday Martin
Wednesday Martin had a delicious idea: Treat her wealthy Park Avenue neighbors like the subjects of an anthropological expedition. She would learn the unusual folkways of this insular culture and reveal them to a curious world. She had the opportunity to observe these women in their natural habitat...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 13th January, 2017

8.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, www.chicagohumanities.org , 312-494-9509. Printers Row members...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Friday, 13th January, 2017

9.New in paperbacks: 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling), Mulholland, 456 pages, $18
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 30th July, 2015

10.Review: 'Charlie Martz and Other Stories' by Elmore Leonard
"Novelist Discovered After 23 Books" read the headline on a 1983 New York Times feature on Elmore Leonard. At a time when it's possible for a fiction writer to be tagged a major discovery before actually publishing anything, the idea of an artist plugging away for so many years may seem rather...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 18th June, 2015

11.Rebecca Makkai on 'Music for Wartime'
In an interview some years ago with Shenandoah magazine, the Chicago-area writer Rebecca Makkai was having trouble getting her mind around how a selection of her short stories - which range in tone and subject matter from dark and tragic to light and comic - might one day fit together into a cohesive...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 18th June, 2015

12.Me, My Shelf and I: Parneshia Jones
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 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 18th June, 2015

13.Anderson's Bookshop coming to La Grange, launches Indiegogo campaign
Anderson’s Bookshop today launched an Indiegogo campaign to fundraise for a new store in La Grange, set to open later this summer.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

14.Tribune announces Algren Award winners
We're pleased to announce that Brenda Peynado has won the grand prize in this year's Nelson Algren Awards competition for her short story titled "The Great Escape."
 Chicago Tribune ~ Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

15.Walking through Saul Bellow's Chicago
Saul Bellow Way is a one-block stretch of West Augusta Boulevard in Humboldt Park, running from Rockwell to Washtenaw, and named, of course, for the Chicago writer, who would have been 100 on June 10. He died in 2005 and received this honorary street seven years later, after his adopted neighborhood,...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

16.Juan Felipe Herrera new U.S. poet laureate: 'Shout it from the roof tops'
Walking past a row of books in a library, 21-year-old aspiring poet Juan Felipe Herrera was stopped short by a title: "Snaps." The book was the debut collection by Victor Hernandez Cruz.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

17.Algren winner found the algorithm for a writing life
It wasn't supposed to be a particularly special night for Brenda Peynado, but it turned into one.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Wednesday, 10th June, 2015

18.Lit Fest 2015: Words come out to play
"There's nothing quite like holding a book in your hands and reading," said Elizabeth Berg, author of "The Dream Lover," a historical novel about 19th century French writer George Sand. "I think it's really important to fight the good fight."
 Chicago Tribune ~ Monday, 8th June, 2015

19.Join our live Printers Row Lit Fest coverage
 Chicago Tribune ~ Saturday, 6th June, 2015

20.Notable authors set to appear at Printers Row Lit Fest
Printers Row Lit Fest kicks off June 6 with more than 150 events. Drawing on reviews of recent books, here's a roundup of some must-see authors.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 4th June, 2015

21.Printers Row Lit Fest preview: Lit After Dark
Lit After Dark returns to Printers Row Lit Fest the evening of June 6 with comedian Bob Saget headlining.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 4th June, 2015

22.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 this summer. Last month, her first novel,...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 4th June, 2015

23.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."
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 4th June, 2015

24.Summer's best new releases -- for the beach and beyond
What comes to mind when you think of a "beach read"? A $7.99 mass-market novel set in Nantucket or the South Carolina low country, featuring some treacly romantic storyline and photo-realistic cover art of an Adirondack chair, sun hat and/or lighthouse? We've decided to adopt a more liberal definition:...
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 4th June, 2015

25.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.
 Chicago Tribune ~ Thursday, 4th June, 2015


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