Dominique Raccah is the founder of Sourcebooks, where she serves as publisher and CEO.
Lori Rader-Day is the author of the “The Black Hour.” Her fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Time Out Chicago and others. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Chicago.
Ron Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and a sports commentator on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday.” His most recent book is “From Black Sox to Three-Peats.”
Lynne Raimondo is the author of “Dante’s Wood” and “Dante’s Poison.” Before turning to writing, she was the general counsel of Arthur Andersen LLP and the general counsel of the Illinois Department of Revenue.
Barbara Ransby is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a writer and longtime activist. She is author of an award-winning biography of Ella Baker, and her newest book is “Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson.” She is editor of Souls, a journal of black politics and culture.
Chris Raschka is the author and illustrator of the Thingy Things children's book series. He has published over 60 children’s books, including the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner “A Ball for Daisy” and the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner “The Hello, Goodbye Window” by Norton Juster. He lives in New York.
Anne K. Ream
Anne K. Ream is the author of “Lived Through This,” a collection of narrative and photographic profiles of gender-related violence survivors. The co-founder of “The Stories We Tell,” her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, “The Cambridge Companion to Bob Dylan” and others.
Abbie Reese is an independent scholar and interdisciplinary artist, and author of “Dedicated to God: An Oral History of Cloistered Nuns”. She received an MFA from the University of Chicago and was a fellow at Columbia University’s Oral History Research Office Summer Institute.
Howard Reich has covered music for the Tribune since 1977. He is the author of “Prisoner of Her Past” and the writer-producer-narrator of the PBS documentary film of the same name. He is also the author of “Let Freedom Swing,” “Van Cliburn” and “Jelly’s Blues,” which he co-authored with William Gaines.
Aaron Reynolds is a bestselling author of many highly acclaimed books for kids, including “Here Comes Destructosaurus!,” “Carnivores,” and the Caldecott Honor-winning “Creepy Carrots!” He frequently visits schools, where his presentations are a blast for kids. aaron-reynolds.com
Luanne Rice is the author of 31 novels including many New York Times best-sellers. Five of her books have been made into movies and mini-series, and her work has been featured in several theatrical productions. She divides her time between New York City and the Connecticut shoreline.