For 25 years, Chicagoans have been packing into auditoriums for lectures on everything from Shakespeare’s sonnets to the culture of the Neanderthals.
Kathleen Rooney’s debut novel is rooted in her disillusioning experience as an aide to a senator from Illinois.
Cristina Henríquez crafts a powerhouse pair of immigrant oral histories in her novel The Book of Unknown Americans.
The author of the wildly popular Divergent trilogy talks about success, fear, and which faction she’ll join after society collapses.
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