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January 24, 2011 by staff 

Chicago Tribune, Building on the success of its long tradition of celebrating the book, writing and authors, the Chicago Tribune has expanded its series of literary include author talks, a new monthly series of one to-head with the authors about their new releases and beloved classics, led by the Chicago Tribune literary editor Elizabeth Taylor. The series starts talks with Author Amy Chua, author of the provocative new book Battle Hymn of the Mother Tiger, to be held in the event space Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Avenue, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

“In a city with a tradition deeply literary books of the Tribune and literary events to reach audiences seeking enlightenment, education and entertainment. The intimate Author new round of talks increases well established Printers Row Lit Fest in June and the Chicago Tribune Literary Prize in November. Chicago who like writing will surely be sated this year “said Taylor.

Author interviews offer the public a rare opportunity to interact with favorite authors – or discover new ones – as part of an intimate lounge run by the Chicago Tribune Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor. A session to answer the question & part of each author speaks with a “meet & mingle” reception where audience members are encouraged to continue the dialogue. The author will be on hand to sell and sign books.

The author talks initial lineup includes:

Bestselling author Amy Chua, discussing his recent release, Battle Hymn of the Mother Tiger (Penguin). His spiritual memory, provocative, and utterly absorbing experience of parenthood far reveals the rewards and costs of raising her children in China. Liz Taylor’s interviews with Amy Chua event space Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Avenue, Thursday, February 17, at 19 hours.
The universally acclaimed Joyce Carol Oates returns to Chicago in the wake of a fairy widow (Harper Collins, publication date: 15 February). Author’s poignant, intimate memories on the unexpected death of Raymond Smith, her husband of 46 years, the details of the wrenching, after surprising. A recent recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, novels Oates (Blonde, the gravedigger’s daughter, Little Bird of Heaven, etc.) among the very best in contemporary American fiction. Oates will appear at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State Street, Thursday, March 31 at 06:30 pm the entry for this author talks is free. Admission to the “meet & mingle” reception with the author and 10.
Alexander McCall Smith, author of the bestselling series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, has written over 60 books, including academic titles, short story collections, and a number of immensely popular children’s books. McCall Smith sits down to review his long career and answer questions about his most popular character, detective Precious Ramotswe, Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Avenue, Sunday, April 3rd at 4:00 p.m. /usspost.com/
Kathryn Stockett ‘s Aid (Putnam) tells the story of three extraordinary women whose determination to create a movement of their own changes and a town forever changed the way women – mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends – See each other. The aid is the first novel Stockett and is transformed into a major film studio Dreamworks. Stockett take the stage for a location to be determined Friday, May 6, at 7 pm Tickets for this event will include a copy of Aid in paperback and are priced at $ 20.

Author interviews are planned for September 21 and October 19, with the authors to be announced.

Unless otherwise noted, tickets for most programs and Author Talks 10 each and can be purchased by calling (312) 222-3348 or visit www.chicagotribune.com / tribnation.

The Chicago Tribune purchased printers Row Lit Fest, founded as Printers Row Book Fair in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board, in 2001 as part of its ongoing commitment to writing and to support the literacy and creative writing. It is considered the largest free outdoor event in the Midwest Literary attracted more than 125,000 book lovers to the two-day exhibition, with more than 200 booksellers from across the country and over 100 free programs on seven stages literary. The 2011 Printers Row Bed Fest will be held on 4 and 5 June

The Chicago Tribune has an annual series of literary awards, including its signature Chicago Tribune Literary Prize, awarded each fall since 2002 in a “prominent person in American letters”, in collaboration with the Chicago Humanities Festival. The Chicago Tribune Literary Prize was awarded to novelist-playwright-actor Sam Shepard in 2010, before an audience of nearly 2,000 at Orchestra Hall. Heartland prices are presented each fall, and since 1988, paid tribute to the author of a remarkable book published in June from the year before June this year. 2010 winners were Heartland EO Wilson and Rebecca Skloot Anthill to immortal life Lack of Henrietta. Other awards include The Tribune’s young adults literary prize, awarded in recognition of a lifetime of achievement reaching readers young adults, and the Nelson Algren Short Story Award, named after one of the most famous writers of the city and attract entries from across the country. A special event at Printers Row Lit Fest in June celebrates the winners of these competitions.

! The Chicago Tribune literary series is only part of Trib Nation, a new community outreach initiative by the Chicago Tribune, which also includes Chicago Live, the weekly live radio show recording showcasing who and what is done to Chicago news each week, before Chicago: Conversations on the Future, a series of live meetings of policy makers to explore issues of great importance for the Chicago area, programs for the Chicago Tribune columnists and personalities, and Tribe A series multi-platform focusing on enrichment and professional staff, including courses and seminars run by journalists of the Chicago Tribune. For 163 years, the Chicago Tribune has been published in a newspaper market leader of the Tribune Company. Achieving three million readers each week in the greater Chicago area, the publication is known for its award-winning journalism. Tribune news focus is centered on the Chicago experience, community issues and government, the local economy and business, as well as entertainment, culture and sports.

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