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Author Susan Nussbaum On Her Debut Novel's Success | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.19.2013 | Chicago

When it comes to her award-winning "Good Kings Bad Kings," Chicago author and disability rights activist Susan Nussbaum marvels that the book -- the a...

Public Library Unveils Cubist-Inspired Obama Portrait

Posted 01.15.2013 | Chicago

For some celebrated Chicago authors like Nelson Algren or poet Gwendolyn Brooks, their books are more widely-recognized than their portraits. Mean...

Local Cab Driver Shares Tales From The Job In New Book

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

"A raised hand generates an irresistible magnetic pull on a taxi driver. After some years the mind is trained to seek it out to the point of forming l...

Chicagoan Nabs Top Mystery Writer Award

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Mystery Writers of America has chosen Chicago author Sara Paretsky to receive the group's top honor next year. The group announce...

Books And Beer: Holiday Shopping At Sheffield's

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If you are torn between curling up with a good book and going out for a tasty beer on a cold Thursday night, why not head to Sheffield's bar for the ...

Chicago's Women & Children Inspires Three Decades of Writers and Readers

Gina Frangello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gina Frangello

By the early 1990s, there were more than 100 feminist bookstores in the U.S. Now, after the explosion of chain bookstores and a changing political climate, there are a mere seven remaining.