Chicago Author Gabriel Bump Named 2020 Winner Of The Ernest Gaines Award“To do this impractical thing, you have to really love it Writing is a total part of me.”
Aurora-Born Clive Cussler, Adventure Novelist, Dies At 88 In ArizonaCussler's plots ranged from the bold to the incredible. "The Treasure" features an aspiring Aztec despot who murders an American envoy, the hijacking of a plane carrying the United Nations Secretary-General and soldiers from ancient Rome looting the Library of Alexandria.
'Southern Exposure' Shines A Light On South Side Architecture"It also needs to be seen where there are people, neighborhoods, landmarks and beauty. (Where) people fall in love and they laugh in the park, and do all those things just like they do in other neighborhoods."
Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize Winning Author Of 'Beloved,' Has Died At 88Morrison was one of the most iconic writers of her time, excelling as a novelist, essayist, editor, and short story writer. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, the first African American to receive the distinction.
Indianapolis' Kurt Vonnegut Museum Seeks $1.5M For New HomeVonnegut was born in Indianapolis. He died in 2007, at age 84.
Printing Problems Puzzle Local Author"When it goes out I want it to be 100% correct. When it's not, I take it personally. It's a reflection on me."
Author Who Wrote 'How To Murder Your Husband' Now Accused Of Murdering Husband"Divorce is expensive, and do you really want to split your possessions?" Brophy reportedly wrote.
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.
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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.