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News Wed Jan 16 2008

Recent Stories

Another round-up of recent Chicago-lit related stories from around the web:

• Jeffrey Eugenides talks to the London Telegraph about the anthology of short stories he edited, My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead. Proceeds from the book are being donated to 826Chicago. The book club will be reading his book Middlesex for our April meeting.

• Daniel Clowes, Aleksandar Hemon, George Saunders and Chris Ware have all contributed stories to The Book of Other People, an anthology edited by Zadie Smith.

• Speaking of Daniel Clowes, he was also recently interviewed for the Onion A.V. Club, talking about his series for the New York Times, Mr. Wonderful.

• After finishing Diary of a Bad Year by Coetzee, reviewers moved on to Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky. Read reviews of Kansas at the Chicago Tribune, New York Times and Washington Post.

• NPR has a story about Richard Wright's daughter, who is publishing her father's unfinished novel, Father's Law. The book club will be reading his book Native Son this year for our September meeting.

• Last, but certainly not least, registration is now open for winter and spring seminars at the Newberry Library. Seminars of interest to book club members include "From Oz to Wicked: The Wonderful World of L. Frank Baum," "At Home with Hemingway," "Richard J. Daley: Life and Times, Myths and Realities" and "The White City: Art and Culture at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893."

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