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  • The Story Prize announces its 2010 finalists

     
    A MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellow, an award-winning short-story writer and a debut novelist are the finalists for the 2010 Story Prize, it was announced Monday. The Story Prize provides a $20,000 award to the author of a collection of short......
  • Anthony Doerr awarded the 2010 Story Prize

     
    The 2010 Story Prize has been awarded to Anthony Doerr for his collection Memory Wall....
  • Dayton Literary Peace Prize will go to Chang-Rae Lee

     
    Chang-Rae Lee and a former death row inmate will receive the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prizes for fiction and nonfiction....
  • The Readers Drink and Digest Book Club

    The Readers Drink and Digest Book Club
    Founded in 2001, our club meets monthly. We pick titles by theme and try to bring food and drink to match the book's content. Some of our favorite combinations were graveyard cake and blood punch for Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and...
  • Welcome to the 28th annual Printers Row Lit Fest

    We're delighted to welcome everyone to the 28th edition ofthe Chicago Tribune'sPrinters Row Lit Fest, the largest annual gathering of book lovers between the coasts. Appropriately, the historic Printers Row neighborhood in the South Loop is again the...
  • What to see at Printers Row Lit Fest

    What to see at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Sunday Memoir writing: How do you turn a life story into something more than a slog through boring facts? Perhaps Carol LaChapelle has an answer. 11 a.m., University Center/Multimedia Room — Judy Hevrdejs, reporter Tavern recipes: Susan and Drew...
  • "Tent Life: Haiti" by Wyatt Gallery

    "Tent Life: Haiti" by Wyatt Gallery
    "Tent Life: Haiti"Photographs by Wyatt Gallery, essay by Edwidge DanticatUmbrage Editions, 128 pages, $39.95 "Pito nou led, nou la," goes the Haitian proverb, which means "Better that we are ugly, but we are here." Edwidge Danticat recalls this notion in...
  • Miami's cultural transformation

     Miami's cultural transformation
    It's Saturday night, and though a drizzle threatens, the lawn is jammed with children snoozing in strollers, couples sprawling on picnic blankets, teens taking a break from skateboarding. The star appears — not some retread boomer rocker but high-...
  • Report on the Brooklyn Book Festival 2009

     
    Maybe not every community should have a book festival, but Brooklyn, N.Y., showed how to throw an excellent one Sunday. With more than 150 booksellers, magazines and other bookish folks set up in tents on the plaza in front of......
  • New MacArthur 'genius' class includes three writers

     
    The MacArthur Foundation has named two dozen new fellows in a variety of fields, including mathematics, science, medicine art and literature. The "genius" grants don't award a specific work or, necessarily, a completed achievement; rather, they tend to be...
  • Finalists announced for the 2009 Story Prize

     
    Three first-time authors rose above the competition to become finalists for the 2009 Story Prize, an annual award given to a book of short fiction. Daniyal Mueenuddin’s “In Other Rooms, Other Wonders,” Victoria Patterson’s “Drift” and Wells...
  • Literary Haiti

     
    Since last week's devastating earthquake in Haiti, the world's attention has turned to the country as it rarely has before. Yet it's been the focus of literary explorations for decades. In the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston traveled to Jamaica and......