The Nobel laureate and author of “Love in the Time of Cholera” and “One Hundred Years of Solitude” was the best-known practitioner of “magical realism,” a blending of fantastic elements into portrayals of daily life that made the extraordinary seem almost routine.
Greg Kot’s “I’ll Take You There” is just as much about her father and mentor, Roebuck “Pops” Staples.
Peter Matthiessen, a rich man’s son who spurned a life of leisure and embarked on extraordinary physical and spiritual quests while producing such acclaimed books as “The Snow Leopard” and “At Play in the Fields of the Lord,” died Saturday. He was 86. Matthiessen, who had been diagnosed with leukemia, was ill “for some months” and died at a hospital near his home on Long Island, N.Y.
Emily Abrams of Highland Park is interested in environmental issues and sustainability, while the regarded chef Gabriel Viti (Miramar Bistro, Gabriel’s) is interested in food. They teamed up for the new “Don’t Cook the Planet” cookbook featuring A-List celebrities’ recipes.
Emmy award-winning author and historian Joseph Gustaitis will discuss the Chicago World’s Fair and other significant achievements explored in his book, “Chicago’s Greatest Year, 1893.”
Sifting through photos of the noise rockers’ past “brought back all the feelings of that time,” says drummer Mac McNeilly.
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 …
There’s nothing like a good book to tickle our imaginations, invite passionate conversation and debate, take us to places far away, inform and elighten us, and frankly just take us away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
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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.”