The author of Waiting to Be Heard says that reading Marilynne Robinsons Housekeeping in prison helped, because it explores themes of loneliness and alienation. Which authors do you most admire? Vladimir Nabokov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Jonathan Safran ... New York Times, 1 week ago
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A first novel is like spring lamb, tender and pink. Athenas that leap from the writer's head armor-clad-Marilynne Robinson's "Housekeeping," say-may not count. Better to find a novel that requires indulgence-Fitzgerald's "This Side of Paradise" or ...New Yorker, 1 month ago
Written by Rev. Kenneth Robinson and Rev. Marilynn Robinson/Special to The New Tri-State Defender Saint Andrew AME Church is choosing to go against the grain this year, encouraging churchgoers to come to "The Saint" on Easter Sunday dressed in ...Tri State Defender, 1 month ago
Kevin Powers, author of 'The Yellow Birds,' talks about his favorite books.(Photo: Handout)Out now in paperback, Kevin Powers' debut novel of the Iraq War, The Yellow Birds, was one of the most celebrated books of 2012: It won the PEN/Hemingway ...USA Today, 6 days ago
_ One thing to know about our book club We are the . We've been a club for about seven years. We started as the Downers Grove Newcomers Book Club, but since we are no longer newcomers, we changed the name. This piece first ran in Printers Row ...Chicago Tribune, 1 week ago
Top authors weigh in on their favorite page-to-screen adaptations Less than a year after The Great Gatsby was published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald was paid $16,666 for the film rights. Come and see it all! beckons the trailer for the silent film.Chicago Tribune, 1 week ago
This week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers are reading about lots of different places: London, Edinburgh, Iowa, and western China. There are few things as transporting as a book! Mahnaz Dar, Associate Editor, LJ Poetry, a ...Library Journal, 1 week ago
DAILY RITUALS: HOW ARTISTS WORKBy Mason CurreyAlfred A. Knopf, $24.95, 304 pages How do writers and other artists create their work? Our library of mental images includes visions of poets communing with nature, novelists burning the midnight oil ...Washington Times, 1 week ago
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_ About 150,000 people attend Printers Row Lit Fest each year to wander the book fair lining Dearborn Street and to listen to authors speak about their work. For a handful of the 200 or so authors who will appear this year, the event will be a ...Chicago Tribune, 2 weeks ago
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