Debra reviews the first book in local writer Z. Snyder's revolutionary, queer supernatural series, The Witch.
Jarrod reviews local author Mike Trippiedi's science fiction novel Once Upon an Ending.
John talks about the Cavagna Sangiuliani Collection and its origins with curator Chloe Ottenhoff of the University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Ashley takes a look at local author Sal Nudo's new novella The Newspaperman.
Jeff Nelson discusses Laurence Lieberman's career, including his work at the University of Illinois and his recent publications.
Kate speaks with local author Caleb Wilson about his debut novella Polymer, which was published as a part of the New Bizarro Author Series and subscribes to being part of the "genre of the weird."
Gale takes a look at local editor Jason Lee Brown's recent work on The Book of Donuts, published earlier this year.
Rebecca interviews author Anthony Marra about mixtapes, Russia, and humor as a means of resisting -- all in prep of his PygLitFest appearance Friday.
Caldecott Medalist Javaka Steptoe is presenting two programs for PygLitFest and spoke with Rebecca about the importance of "heartfelt stories that bring joy, that say something new."
George Saunders speaks with Rebecca about the theatricality of his new book, his upcoming appearance as part of Pygmalion Literature Festival, and the friends who help him remember what art really means.
It is a bit unusual for a professor from the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology to publish a novel like this, and Jason talks more with author Bob Switzer.
Amie Whittemore, author of the recently published collection, Glass Harvest (Autumn House Press), talked about the “priceless opportunities” living in the C-U area offered her and about her mentor, the late Brigit Pegeen Kelly.
The Arts Section strives to celebrate our community's rich and vibrant artistic scene, from theatre to local authors, film, performance art, and everything in between.