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News Thu Jun 05 2014

Keep on Bookin', Newcity's Lit 50 Hits the Press

Just in time for Printer's Row Lit Fest this weekend, Chicago publication Newcity released their Lit 50 today, a list of Chicago's literary community letting us know "who really books" around here.

The list includes many authors who released books in the last year: Samantha Irby, Eric May, and Megan Stielstra. Joining are notable natives that are synonymous with being Chicago writers such as Stuart Dybek (he is #1 on the list), Gillian Flynn (she's #2) and Aleksandar Hemon (#8).

This year the list includes members of our growing comics community, a group that diligently puts out work that shouldn't be ignored. Those included are Ivan Brunetti, Jeffery Brown and Hillary Chute.

Newcity's Lit section does a great job compiling this list. To see who else books, pick up an issue in any of the Newcity newspaper boxes across the city. The Lit 50 section opens to a picture which captures all 50 nominees in a group shot. Now that would be some reading to attend.

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