Chicago connection: April 2009 Archives

Take the Chicago Poetry Tour

| | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0)

We're coming to the end of National Poetry Month, but the Poetry Foundation has come up with a way to celebrate Chicago's poetic history year round with an impressive multimedia tour.

The online tour includes maps and landmarks and readings of poetry written by Chicago poets past and present, including Carl Sandburg, Gwendolyn Brooks, Li-Young Lee, Ana Castillo, Stuart Dybek and many more.

You can also download the tour on your mp3 player and take a guided walking tour through downtown and/or visit any of the other stops on the tour, such as the Green Mill, Newberry Library, Graceland Cemetery, Maxwell Street and more.

Take the Chicago Poetry Tour.

'Presumed Innocent' sequel

| | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0)

Scott Turow is putting out a sequel to his million-selling Presumed Innocent and leaving his longtime publisher, Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Turow's next book, Innocent, will be released in May 2010 by Grand Central Publishing, a division of the Hachette Book Group (USA).

The author had spent the past two decades publishing hardcovers with Farrar, Straus & Giroux and paperbacks with Grand Central (formerly Warner Books).


11-7 Lachat turow 5.jpg
Scott Turow
(Jean Lachat~Sun-Times)


Turow is the second major author within the past year and a half to leave FS&G for Hachette, the rare thriving publisher thanks in part to Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series.

In early 2008, Tom Wolfe ended a 40-year run at Farrar and announced he would publish his next novel, Back to Blood, with the Hachette division Little, Brown and Co.

As with Wolfe, sales had dropped for Turow's recent books, notably Ordinary Heroes.

AP

About this Archive

This page is a archive of entries in the Chicago connection category from April 2009.

Chicago connection: November 2008 is the previous archive.

Chicago connection: June 2009 is the next archive.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.