Greg Kot’s “I’ll Take You There” is just as much about her father and mentor, Roebuck “Pops” Staples.
It was a ‘crazy’ idea, but B.J. Novak did it anyway: a book of short stories
As a successful journalist who has reported from around the world, narrative non-fiction has always been Rachel Louise Snyder’s calling card. So it comes as a bit of a surprise to learn she has an MFA in fiction from Emerson College where high caliber writers …
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A key songwriter in the field of musicals for corporate events was Sid Siegel, who penned ‘The Bathrooms Are Coming!” and other works meant to get salesmen “all worked up.”
A decade ago this month, Kevin Stein was chosen for a daunting task: following two Pulitzer Prize winners, Gwendolyn Brooks and Carl Sandburg, as the poet laureate of Illinois. Ten years later, the Bradley University professor has put his own signature on a position that …
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The first of what promises to be an intriguing trilogy, “Inhuman” by Kat Falls is set in an America ravaged by a virus that mutates humans into “manimals.”
Best-selling novelist Wally Lamb, a two-time Oprah Book Club pick, has signed thousands of copies of his books. But he’s never sold one, at least the way booksellers do. That will change Saturday, when Lamb and more than 1,000 other authors become volunteer booksellers for …
Heirs of Malcolm X have gone to court to stop a Chicago company from publishing a diary of the activist leader’s last year. They say in papers filed in Manhattan federal court that Third World Press does not have the right to publish “The Diary of Malcolm X.”
A fictional black Baptist pastor often embroiled in ungodly behavior has helped Rockford native and novelist Kimberla Lawson Roby sell more than 2 million books. She’ll be in town to address attendees at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago.
Author Isabel Allende grew up in her grandfather’s house where a radio, much less a television, was not allowed. Instead, her formative years in Chile were filled with books.
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), author of a new memoir, talked about his book and his life in a question-and-answer interview.
Frederik Pohl, a science fiction writer who wrote more than 40 novels, including “The Space Merchants” and “Gateway,” has died at age 93 at his home in Palatine.
The Chicago author’s new book, “Brilliance,” has elements of social satire and science fiction in the story of an alternate America where savants possess special powers but also face persecution. “I fell in love with the idea,” Sakey says, “and I just wanted to go great guns on it and not worry about what it would be called, what category it would fit into.”
DETROIT — Elmore Leonard, the beloved crime novelist whose acclaimed best-sellers and the movies made from them chronicled the violent deaths of many a thug and con man, has died. He was 87.