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Currently in Chicago lit news:

• Paper Cuts, the New York Times books blog, posted its own round-up of reviews for JM Coetzee's new novel, Diary of a Bad Year.

• Today marks the birthday of Richard Wright, author of Native Son and the memoir Black Boy. He was born in Roxie, Mississippi in 1908 and died in 1960. You can find out more about his life and works here.

• The Boston Globe chimes in with a review of Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott.

• George Saunders is the guest blogger for the Powell's blog this week. In his first post, he recounts his imaginary visit to Guantanamo Bay. Don't miss it.

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