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  • Salman Rushdie to receive Tribune Literary Award

    Salman Rushdie to receive Tribune Literary Award

    For more than a decade after Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for Muslims to assassinate Salman Rushdie for allegedly offending Islam in his 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses," the Indian-born, Cambridge-educated author lived in hiding, moving from one undisclosed location to another...

  • Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald story published

    Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald story published

    A year before F. Scott Fitzgerald died of a heart attack, he completed a short story about a hard-drinking writer diagnosed with cardiac disease.

  • Review: 'Dragonfish' by Vu Tran

    Review: 'Dragonfish' by Vu Tran

    The expression, "It's a Vietnamese thing" is uttered more than once in "Dragonfish," Vu Tran's odd, transfixing existential thriller. Robert Ruen, an Oakland cop, has spent several years and a marriage trying to get to the heart of what it means. But when his Vietnamese wife, whom he calls Suzy,...

  • Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Aug. 1-2: Anderson's Bookshop will celebrate the grand opening of its La Grange store with a ribbon cutting, storytime, free coffee, giveaways and games all weekend. On Aug. 1 at 2 p.m., Susan Elizabeth Phillips will discuss "Heroes Are My Weakness." On Aug. 2 at 2 p.m., Holly Madison will sign...

  • Children's Read & Write: With the Bhaers, in the woods

    Children's Read & Write: With the Bhaers, in the woods

    Looking for reading inspiration this summer? As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, an annual back-to-school tradition that invites children to submit book reviews to the Chicago Tribune, we asked several area authors to tell us what book's setting they would love to live...

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