A review of Renee James’s Coming Out Can Be Murder
This week’s Variations on a Theme: our annual Spring Books Issue
For the 2012 edition of spring books, the Reader explores modern bookmaking
Doug Seibold, founder of Agate Publishing, on how it’s good to be a small publisher
James O’ Neill, Senior VP of marketing strategy at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, on how technology changes educational publishing
Victor David Giron of Curbside Splendor on the art of and behind book-making
Rian Murphy of Drag City on publishing books that are right for your imprint
Mike Levine of Northwestern University Press on how to deliver books to readers
Luis Alberto Urrea discovered a master in beat-up paperbacks.
John Edgar Wideman showed Bayo Ojikutu where the silences are.
Slaughterhouse-Five gave Joe Meno a path to The Great Perhaps.
Chicago poet David Hernández had a beat and Achy Obejas could dance to it.
Patti Smith’s Just Kids helped Gina Frangello remember the instant symbiosis of young artists.
Five Chicago novelists on the books and writers that inspired them.