Jess speaks with U of I professor and author Brett Ashley Kaplan about her debut novel.
On the appeal of zines, Will Arnold observes, "You can can fold some paper and call it a book, and it can go live in the world that way."
In Halcyon, her debut collection of poetry, Madeline Blair's narrator journeys into the underworld, a modern-day Persephone who is pulled back from the brink of death, but left forever altered.
Jess reviews the graphic novel adaptation of Parable of the Sower by Damian Duffy and John Jennings.
Seth chats with local designer/writer Dan Wild about his novel Little People.
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.
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