Booklist Goes 3 for 50 in NewCity; Printers Row Looks More Than Fair

Well, this is cool. I’m pleased to find myself in very good company–alongside Booklist associate editor Donna Seaman and Booklist reviewer Mark Eleveld, to name two–in the NewCity Lit 50, published to coincide with the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair.

And speaking of Printers Row, if you’re in Chicago and you’re planning to attend, you can catch me on Sunday, June 8th on the “Thrill of Mystery” panel at the University Center’s Park/Fountain rooms. I’ll be appearing with Joseph Weisberg (An Ordinary Spy), Raymond Benson (Sweetie’s Diamonds), Jonathan Santlofer (The Murder Notebook), and Ellis Goodman (Bear Any Burden). Bill Savage will be the moderator.

If you’d like to see Donna Seaman (Writers on the Air), she’ll be conversing with Julia Bachrach and Jo Ann Nathan (Inspired by Nature) and Peggy Macnamara (Architecture by Birds and Insects) at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the University Center’s River Room. You can also catch her discussing “The Art of Book Reviewing” with David Ulin (The Myth of Solid Ground) and Elizabeth Taylor (American Pharaoh) at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday in the University Center’s Loop Room.

You could also have watched her having a conversation with Richard Preston (The Wild Trees) at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Harold Washington Library Center multi-purpose room, but Donna just received word that Preston is unwell and won’t be making the trip–the event has been canceled. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!



About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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  1. The entry above almost ends with Richard Preston and The Wild Trees, and him not being able to make it.

    For those who read the book, you know there were no photos of the trees. Try these redwood images on for size – same trees:

    There you go – Atlas Tree, Lost Monarch, Iluvatar, El Viejo del Norte and Adventure Tree.

    It’s doubtful that I’ll be bumping into Preston at any community center or library, but if the opportunity arose, I’d have a couple of questions.


    M. D. Vaden

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