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Posts Tagged: Voices: Books
Leila Sales (A.B. ’06) draws from her personal experience at an elite Boston prep school for her first novel, “Mostly Good Girls”
When an eight million-volume library system won’t cut it
John Greenfield (A.B. ’93) takes local beer background on the road
James Kennedy’s debut novel The Order of Odd-Fish came out in December. The Maroon had the opportunity to talk to him about his life and the inspiration for some of his characters.
Three authors associated with the university are nominated for the prestigious literary award.
Quinn Dombrowski discusses her documentation of Reg graffiti.
The Maroon sat down with authors Emmett Rensin and Alexander Aciman to discuss how, exactly, the book came about.
By the end of the collection, the reader is left to wonder what Munro might accomplish if she were to try her hand at writing stories about women who suffer less.
Bonnie Jo Campbell (B.A. ’84) is nominated for her novel American Salvage.
David Plouffe talks about what it takes to win a presidential election.
To The Girl in the Reg Whom I Spied Hiding Her Danielle Steel Behind Proust
Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner’s new book Superfreakonomics gets it wrong when it comes to global warming, but fulfills its purpose in other chapters.
This year’s looming flu season brings along with it Margaret Atwood’s new novel The Year of the Flood to help feed our microbe-induced hysteria.
Hemmingway gets revived, highly evolved bugs rule a sci-fi thriller, and American cuisine gets investigated.
With works such as The Coast of Chicago, Dybek is known for his ability to capture the essence of the city he was born and raised in. This Tuesday, he will read some of his most famous short stories at Swift Hall.
Chuck Palahniuk’s latest book, Pygmy, follows the well-tread path of biting social satire common to his novels, as it attacks the terrorism-fueled xenophobia peculiar to America.
In her new novel The Divorce Party, Laura Dave works with good material and ideas but falls back on standard chick lit plotting in the end.
Voices had the opportunity to interview Emily Wilson, an up-and-coming poet, and get her perspective on her own poetry and poetry in general before she read from her most recent anthology, Micrographia, this Thursday at Rosenwald Hall.
Drood, a fictionalized account of the last years of Dickens’s life, is an enjoyable, if overly long, thriller, complete with cameos from famous literary figures, practitioners of Egyptian occultism, and denizens of an underground city in the sewers of London.
University of Chicago librarian Frances McNamara published Death at the Fair, a murder mystery set during the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893. The Maroon sat down with McNamara to discuss her work and plans for the future.
T.C. Boyle creates a beautifully written potboiler full of of sex, revenge, and beautiful language.
Penny Blubaugh’s debut novel may be about fairy tales and magic, but it comes from a very real concern for the indifference of modern people to the importance of storytelling.
Before arriving on campus, Sherry Poet-in-Residence Carl Phillips spoke in a phone interview about how he teaches poetry and where classic and contemporary life intersect.
Voices talks to the man behind First Aid Comics about how to get your funnybook fix in Hyde Park.
The increasingly acrimonious exchanges between Margaret Murray and Patrick French in the New York Review of Books are simmering out of control.
Two novels come to the conclusion that when it comes to death, you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t.
As the final poet in the University’s Poem Present series, August Kleinzahler will read from his new book of grizzled, chiseled poetry in Rosenwald Hall Thursday afternoon.
In an e-mail interview, Chicago poet James Shea discussed everything that is important to poets: cookies, pizza stones, and poetry too.
VOICES sat down with Kirn to talk about Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever, before his reading from the book on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 28.
Those of you who relish in that je ne sais quoi of hanging out in bookstores fear not: Hyde Park has an eclectic selection.
To date, Chuck Palahniuk has made 73 people faint just by reading them his short story “Guts,” a tale of… Read more »
Sachiko Hamada’s debut novel, Forest in F Minor, is at once distant and too close. Set in the late ’70s,… Read more »