From Coast to Coast: Chicago Authors Stuart Dybek and Thomas Dyja

Stuart Dybek and Thomas Dyja are both award-winning Chicago-born authors. Works by both men have been chosen for the great honor of being a One Book, One Chicago title: We read Dybek's The Coast of Chicago in 2004 and we are currently reading Dyja's The Third Coast.  We’re grateful for their participation in this year’s Carl Sandburg Literary…
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Writers & Friends

The UN has designated July 30 the International Day of Friendship. We thought we'd celebrate the idea by taking a look at famous authors who were friends. Truman Capote and Harper Lee It's a well-known relationship and one that is worth mentioning first because it started the earlier than any other on the list. Truman Capote and…
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Just Like Dear Old Dad: Famous Authors and Their Author Children

Everybody inherits something from their father—whether it's eye color, sense of humor or a special talent—but it's rare to do the exact same job as your father. In celebration of Father's Day, let's take a look at some authors who not only inherited talent from their dads, but are using that talent to establish literary careers…
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