The author of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff describes it as “humor in hopelessness.”
The celebrated short-story writer and recent debut novelist discusses his formative years in and around the city of his birth.
The last bout of round two features two semiautobiographical story collections by two poets-turned-fiction-writers about growing up in changing Chicago neighborhoods.
Some more thoughts about greatness and Chicago-ness at our tournament’s halfway point.
In a contest between work by two Chicago masters, our judge decides that one is great while the other is a great cure for insomnia.
A Reader writer looks back on a year in reading.
A look back at the year in lit, from the best reads by Chicago authors to new bookstores and live-lit events.
Printers Row Lit Fest’s 30th year brings hundreds of authors and booksellers to the South Loop.
His new collection, Paper Lantern, makes a pretty good case.
Spring Books Issue: How Julia Glass, Colson Whitehead, and other writers are harnessing the power of the unknown in their latest books.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Monday, March 17
Designers and artists combine concepts in clothing, art, sculpture, and architecture for a new exhibit.
Submit your 750-word version of the Great American Novel to a flash fiction writing contest.
Tonight at 7 PM, the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington) hosts Chicago Sound Drops as part of the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s Listening Room series.
The authors of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Love and Obstacles discuss “how artists and writers from around the world represent Chicago in their work” tonight at the Chicago Cultural Center. It’s just the beginning of Granta‘s Chicago issue festivities: Alex Kotlowitz, Maria Venegas, and Stuart Dybek read Thursday at Harold Washington Library; and photographer […]