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The author Richard Powers will visit the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Pullitzer-prize winning author Richard Powers to speak at library

By Northern Star Staff | September 27, 2019

Richard Powers, multiple award-winning author and graduate of DeKalb High School, will be at a meet-and-greet 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. He will read an excerpt from his 2018 novel "The Overstory." The novel won the Pullitzer...

Author Tahereh Mafi “Shatters” Us with Upcoming Release

By Victoria Lambton | October 14, 2017

It was a typical, mundane Wednesday afternoon when Tahereh Mafi tweeted her followers at 2:05 PM to proclaim her anticipated, thrilling news. Teaming up with Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, Mafi will be releasing a fourth installment to...

Author digs from past for book

By James Bartley | October 22, 2013

Former DeKalb resident Margit Liesche is returning to her childhood home to share her love of writing and history.Liesche is coming to DeKalb to promote her new book, “Triptych,” at 7 p.m. today at Barnes and Noble, 2439 Sycamore Road. “Triptych”...

Most widely read education writer speaks at DeKalb High School

By Maria Ahmad | September 26, 2012

DeKalb High School’s auditorium was filled to capacity last night as crowds of students, faulty, teachers and community members listened to Jonathan Kozol. Jonathan Kozol is most famously known for his books on public education and the discrepancies...

Michael Chabons newest novel, Telegraph Avenue, came out on Sept. 11, 2012. It explores the themes of fatherhood, friendship, pain and love.

New book explores difficult themes

By Sarah Contreras | September 26, 2012

Michael Chabon is up to his old tricks. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is back in the public eye with his new novel, Telegraph Avenue, which came out Sept. 11. The book, his first novel in five years, is another example of Chabon’s staggering talent....

NIU alumnus/author visiting campus Thursday

By Phil Case | November 8, 2010

On Thursday, NIU welcomes back Kenneth Womack, professor, published author and alumnus, to give a lecture in Reavis Hall Room 211 at noon to 2 p.m. Being an English major and aspiring writer myself, I was interested in interviewing someone who had studied...