Decatur Native, Prize-Winning Author Richard Peck Dies At 84A native of Decatur, Illinois, and graduate of DePauw University, he was a prolific author who wrote dozens of books, but didn't start until his mid-30s when he decided to quit teaching.
Remembering Author Tom Wolfe
Celebrated Author & Neuroscientist Colleen Mccullough Slammed in Sexist Obituary
Role Models Are Necessity In Chicago Jail School SystemFor students entering the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ), teachers are even more necessary as role models. This is one of many reasons that Chicago teacher Karen January chose to educate within the juvenile justice system.
Must See Towns On The Spanish Mediterranean CoastMaria Duenas, author of The Heart Has It's Reason from sister company Simon & Schuster, shares her must see towns on the Mediterranean Coast.
10-Year-Old Author Working On His Second NovelOver his summer vacation, Jake Mayer has been playing a little soccer, hanging out with friends in Barrington, and working on his second novel. Did we mention he’s still in elementary school?
Chicago Author Of 'How To Run With The Bulls' Gored In PamplonaBill Hillmann is a veteran bull-runner who ironically co-authored the book “Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona,” and has written several articles titled "How to Run With the Bulls" for Outside Magazine
Teen Realizes Wish Of Becoming Published AuthorRavina Thakkar says her cystic fibrosis gives her a lot of time to think of stories, as she waits through treatments to clear her lungs three times a day.
Suburban High School Student Becomes Published Author A 16-year-old junior at St. Charles East High School is now a published author - selling what she calls "realistic fiction" on the Barnes and Noble website.
Author At Lit Fest Says Work After Books Are Published Has Changed DramaticallyGathering today south of Chicago's loop are America's authors and the people who read their books on paper or on screen. The author's job after the writing is over has changed radically over the years, as John Cody reports.
Author, Waukegan Native Ray Bradbury DiesAuthor and Waukegan native Ray Bradbury has died at the age of 91.
Chicago Remembers Studs Terkel On His 100th BirthdayChicago is remembering Studs Terkel Wednesday, on what would have been his 100th birthday.