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The Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

In mid-2009 Donald Evans, a Chicago writer, called me with an idea: a hall of fame for Chicago’s literary greats.  Because of two of my books—Smokestacks and Skyscrapers (with David Starkey) and Black Writing from Chicago—Don wanted me to be in the … Continue reading

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Carolyn Rodgers inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame

This past Friday, the last day of November 2012, Carolyn Rodgers (1945-2010) was inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.  With her in this third class of inductees: James T. Farrell, Langston Hughes, Jane Addams, Sherwood Anderson, and Ernest Hemingway.  … Continue reading

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