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News Fri Oct 02 2009

Chicago Authors Kill Dan Brown

OK, not literally. But in terms of sales figures, it seems that local authors have a greater influence on the Chicago book buying public than market darling Dan Brown. Granta recently wrote in a press release that reports from Unabridged Bookstore favored the magazine's Chicago issue over Brown's The Lost Symbol two-to-one. Says Ed Devereux of Unabridged: "Copies of GRANTA 108 are flying off the shelves. We've restocked three times already. It's even outselling Dan Brown!" Such loyalty to our city's authors is heartening, indeed.

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