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News Thu Jun 20 2013

Literary Notables in The Reader's Best of Chicago 2013


The Chicago Reader's annual Best of Chicago issue is out now. Look for a copy at newsstands, on magazine racks or in those yellow newspaper boxes with the slanted R on them (it's also available online). Among literary notables, Gapers Block received Best Local Blog (way to go us)!

The Lit scene was represented in the Arts & Culture section with Joe Meno's newest novel Office Girl landing "Best Book for the Disillusioned Artist in All of Us." Other nods include Aleksandar Hemon as "Best Novelist" with Gillian Flynn as a runner up, Samantha Irby as "Best Nonfiction Writer," and Anthony Madrid as "Best Beautiful Young Reader of Poetry." Plus the monthly series Write Club won "Best Literary Event."

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