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CHICAGO’S PRINTERS ROW BOOK FAIR, JUNE 9-10

I’ll be signing copies of Honk Honk, My Darling at the Printers Row Book Fair on Saturday, June 9, from 12-2 at the Society of Midland Authors table. Then, from 4-6, I’ll be hanging around the Chicago Writers Association table. Look for the big poster of Rex and Boots Carlozo in the spotlight! The next day, I’ll be moderating a panel at noon, featuring Charles Wheelan (10 1/2 Things No Commencement Speaker Has Ever Said) and Austin Kleon (Steal Like An Artist). Come on out and enoy a lively exchange! For the complete schedule of events for this year’s Printers Row (which is…

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AWARDS CEREMONY FOR CWA BOOKS OF THE YEAR JANUARY 14

Saturday, January 14, at 7 p.m., the Chicago Writers Association will present its awards for 2011 Books of the Year, including Honk Honk, My Darling. At Lincoln Square’s indispensible Book Cellar, JFG and the other winners (Christine Sneed, Krista August and Pamela Ferdinand) will read from their books and sign copies. For more on the event, and the other winners, go to the Chicago Writers Association blog.

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HHMD WINS BOOK OF THE YEAR FROM CHICAGO WRITERS ASSOCIATION!

November 29, 2011: Honk Honk, My Darling wins the Book of the Year Award (Nontraditional Fiction) from the Chicago Writers Association! From the comments of the judge, Robert W. Walker: This novel packs so much humor on each page, combining humor and the solving of the case with a unique panache. The novel defies categorization and flies in the face of convention while at the same time using the conventions of humor and mystery, a rare find; a paradox that works. This is the first-ever award given by the Chicago Writers Association. While “nontraditional” can surely describe clown noir, in this instance it…

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