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News Wed Jun 11 2008

News in Brief

Books and writers with a Chicago connection in the news:

• Eliot Asinof, author of the book Eight Men Out about the Chicago Black Sox scandal of 1919, has passed away. [via]

• Chicago-born rapper Common has started The Corner Book Club for teens through his Common Ground Foundation. Currently the online book group is reading Long Way Gone, Memoirs of A Boy Soldier by Ishmaell Beah.

• Nancy Horan, the author of Loving Frank, a fictionalized account of Frank Lloyd Wright's love affair with Mamah Borthwick Cheney, talks about how she was "concerned that those who revere Wright's work might be angry that her novel would tarnish his legacy." [via]

• What would you do if a policeman offered you any book from Ernest Hemingway's library for $200?

• Andy Austin, author of Rule 53: Capturing Hippies, Spies, Politicians and Murderers in an American Courtroom, is interviewed about her 40 years as a courtroom sketch artist for Smithsonian Magazine. [via]

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