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News Thu Jun 05 2014
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.