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  • 2017 Nelson Algren Literary Awards official rules

    2017 Nelson Algren Literary Awards official rules

    2017 Nelson Algren Literary Awards OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The 2017 Nelson Algren Literary Awards (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Chicago Tribune Company LLC (“Chicago Tribune”). Contest is offered only in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“Contest...

  • 2017 Algren contest begins

    2017 Algren contest begins

    The Chicago Tribune's Algren Awards contest is beginning. This nationally recognized contest for original short fiction, named in honor of the Chicago literary great Nelson Algren, is accepting entries until the deadline of 11:59 p.m. Jan. 31, 2017. We invite writers to submit their stories, which...

  • 'Big Bosses' tells story of secretary for renowned employers in New York, Chicago

    'Big Bosses' tells story of secretary for renowned employers in New York, Chicago

    In the early days of a certain revolutionary piece of office machinery, as well as the history-making move into the workforce of women who made their living with it, both the device and its operator were referred to as "typewriters." Fittingly, struggling divorcee and single mother Althea McDowell...

  • Chicagoan gives poetry 'Performance' worthy of National Book Award

    Chicagoan gives poetry 'Performance' worthy of National Book Award

    The son of Chilean-Jewish parents, poet and translator Daniel Borzutzky lives in Chicago and teaches at Wright College. His third full-length volume of poetry, the smart, angry, sad and satirical "The Performance of Becoming Human," published by the small, independent Brooklyn Arts Press, just...

  • Chicago best-sellers: Nov. 21 - 27

    Chicago best-sellers: Nov. 21 - 27

    Participating bookstores: Barbara's Bookstores (Chicago), The Book Cellar (Chicago), Seminary Co-op Bookstore and 57th Street Books (Chicago), Anderson's Bookshop (Naperville), The Book Stall at Chestnut Court (Winnetka), Women & Children First Bookstore (Chicago), The Book Table (Oak Park), The...

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