Tag: chicago novels

Quintessential Chicago Book List: Classic Chicago Novels

During Printers Row Lit Fest, I unveiled a new project here on Chicago Subtext: the 100 Quintessential Chicago Books List Project. The project is a list I’ll be compiling, with a new genre of focus each month, of the books which shape and best capture the feeling of Chicago. This inaugural month, we begin with... Read more »

Printers Row Lit Fest Wrap-Up

Great success in Colonel Tribune’s ChicagoNow booth at Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend in Chicago. I met a ton of people, saw did a series of live-stream author interviews on the spot for Chicago Subtext throughout the weekend and hung out with the ChicagoNow gang including staff and fellow ChicagoNow bloggers Jason Chin of... Read more »

Printers Row: Chicago Subtext Author Interviews & a Chance to Vote

In a previous post, I mentioned I’d be giving you, readers dear, a behind the scenes look at Printers Row Lit Fest over the weekend and in the days that follow, but what we have yet to discuss is where, exactly, yours truly may be found during the festival weekend and what, precisely, it is... Read more »

Video: Songs Inspired by Literature

Granted, the video is on the long-ish side, but it’s fun and offers interesting insight to some popular songs I’d not, I’ll admit, previously realized were inspired by literature. The Cure song inspired by Camus’ The Stranger, The Smiths drawing inspiration from Tennyson and Dylan’s praise of Shelley I knew, though mainly as a result... Read more »