GARY HOUSTON, DIPIKA MUKHERJEE, and MALCOLM ROTHMAN
The Book Stall Presents a Reading with The Chicago Quarterly Review
On Sunday, June 12th at 3 PM, The Book Stall is proud to celebrate the release of Volume 35 of The Chicago Quarterly Review with a program featuring recent contributors and CQR editors. This program is free and open to the public.
The Chicago Quarterly Review, an Evanston-based, nonprofit, independent literary journal, has been publishing short stories, poems, translations, and essays by both emerging and established writers since 1994. Work from their pages has been chosen for Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, the O. Henry Prize Stories and the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and CQR continues their mission to stimulate, entertain, and inspire. Learn more at www.chicagoquarterlyreview.com.
About the Readers: GARY HOUSTON is the managing editor of CQR. His stories have appeared in Catamaran and this journal. His articles, essays, book reviews and interviews have appeared in the Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Chicagoland, Christian Science Monitor, New England Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Chronicles, Los Angeles Free Press, Detroit Free Press and many others. His interviewees include a cross-section of 20th and 21st century notables in the arts, including Joseph Heller, Saul Bellow, Studs Terkel, Peter Bogdanovich, Ginger Rogers, and David Mamet, among many others.
DIPIKA MUKHERJEE is an internationally touring writer and sociolinguist. She is the author of the novels Shambala Junction and Ode to Broken Things, and the story collection, Rules of Desire. Her work is included in The Best Small Fictions 2019 and appears in World Literature Today, Asia Literary Review, Del Sol Review, and Chicago Quarterly Review, Newsweek, Los Angeles Review of Books, Hemispheres, Orion, Scroll, The Edge and more. Her poetry collection, Dialect of Distant Harbors, is forthcoming from CavanKerry Press in October 2022.
MALCOLM ROTHMAN wrote his first story at the age of 70. As for the rest of his adult life, he has been a regular on the Chicago theatrical scene since 1978, performing on stage, TV, film, voice-over and narration, and for the past 20 years portraying Harry Caray at corporate and private events. Stage credits include performances with the Guthrie Theater, National Jewish Theater, Candlelight/Forum Theaters, Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theater, New American Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater and many others throughout the Midwest and nationally.