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13 Books by Queer Authors Who’ve Called the Midwest Home – Chicago Review of Books

Queer writers perform miracles just by telling their stories. They help us imagine how we can love, who we can be, and what...

Big Ideas, Huge Imagination in “Hella” – Chicago Review of Books

Hella, the setting of David Gerrold’s newest novel by the same name, is a world modeled on the simple human amazement at huge...

BrownMark – Chicago Review of Books

BrownMark has been holding it down for four decades. The artist formerly known as Mark Brown first came to prominence right out of high...

Cover Reveal of ‘Waiting for the Night Song’ – Chicago Review of Books

Waiting for the Night Song is the forthcoming debut novel of Julie Carrick Dalton. Forthcoming from Forge Books in early 2021, the book...

The Resonance of Memory in “Tokyo Ueno Station” – Chicago Review of Books

I’m not sure if books have the power to change minds, let alone the world. Nor do I buy into the power of...

A Meditation on Noticing in “A Memory of the Future” – Chicago Review of Books

Eihei Dōgen Zenji—the Japanese founder of what remains one of the most vital sects within Zen Buddhism, the Sōtō school—wrote the Sansui kyō,...

The Art and Science of Resurrection in “Ghost Species” – Chicago Review of Books

Burning Worlds is Amy Brady’s monthly column dedicated to examining how contemporary literature interrogates issues of climate change, in partnership with Yale Climate Connections. Subscribe...

Theo Germaine – Chicago Review of Books

“The Artist’s Bookshelf” is a column about books that inspire the CHIRB staff’s favorite artists. Theo Germaine has range. If you’ve seen them in...

Possibilities of Originality and Constraints of the Original in “The Angel of the Crows” – Chicago Review of Books

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most adapted stories of all time—per Guinness, Dracula is the only character portrayed more frequently in film,...

Banter among Bandits in “The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water” – Chicago Review of Books

Deciding what book to read next can be an arduous task. I’ve been known to comb through recommendations from friends, bestseller lists, and...