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  • Anthony Horowitz on 'Moriarty'
    Anthony Horowitz on 'Moriarty'

    Well over a century after he first appeared in a London magazine, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is more popular than ever. Some of his latter-day incarnations are in pastiche forms and settings that his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, could not have imagined — Holmes and Dr. John...

  • Review: 'Skylight' by José Saramago
    Review: 'Skylight' by José Saramago

    In her introduction to "Skylight," Spanish journalist Pilar del Río notes that in 1953, José Saramago sent a manuscript to a publisher, where it languished in a slush pile for 36 years. The publisher, while moving offices, discovered the manuscript, contacted Saramago, and offered...

  • Upcoming Chicago literary events
    Upcoming Chicago literary events

    Dec. 22: Sarah Ruhl will discuss her new book, "100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write." 7 p.m., Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., womenandchildrenfirst.com, 773-769-9299

  • Lauren Beukes creates a world out of 'Bone' for her daughter
    Lauren Beukes creates a world out of 'Bone' for her daughter

    Each day, from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we're posting an author's reflections on the gift of books.

  • Rabih Alameddine: When a book is not just a book
    Rabih Alameddine: When a book is not just a book

    Each day, from now through Hanukkah and on to Christmas, we're posting an author's reflections on the gift of books.

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