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Frank London Brown Inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Earlier in this tumultuous year I missed an in-person meeting called by Don Evans, president of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, to pick this year’s inductees.  The final spot came down to two: Stanley Elkins and Frank London Brown.  … Continue reading

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Willard Motley: His “Race”

In the Afterword of my book Black Writing from Chicago, after I apologize first for not including the great novelist Leon Forrest, I apologize second for not including Willard Motley.  I wrote: “Among other worthy novelists that could not be … Continue reading

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Marita Bonner Inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

Because of the economics of publishing, books can only be so big.  As one reviewer wrote of my book Black Writing from Chicago, my Afterword seemed too much like a long list of apologies.  Exactly.  It was.  And the second … Continue reading

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