Oak Park: the land of literature

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Deborah Dowley Preiser's article [Shop local, read local, LifeLines, Jan. 22] was excellent. However there are a few authors she missed:  

Still living in the village is Alex Kotlowitz, the author of There are No Children Here, Never a City So Real: A Walk in Chicago, and a number of others.

Also, two other ex-residents:

Kathleen Falsani: Religion reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times from 2000 to 2010, now living in Laguna Beach, Calif. She has written a number of books: The God Factor – Inside the Spiritual Lives of Public People, Sin Boldly – A Field Guide for Grace, Belieber!: Fame, Faith and the Heart of Justin Bieber, and a number of others.

Stephen Kinzer: A veteran New York Times correspondent, now teaching at Boston University: Crescent & Star – Turkey Between Two Worlds, Reset – Iran, Turkey, and America's Future, The Brothers – John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War,and a number of others.

Rev. Stan Davis

Oak Park 

Editor's note: Oak Park loves its authors and so do we. In 2010, WJ interviewed Isabel Wilkerson, the NY Times Chicago bureau chief, who wrote The Warmth of Other Suns. Here's the link: http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/10-12-2010/Isabel-Wilkerson's-journey-to-trace-the-Great-Migration-began-here-in-Oak-Park/

We wrote about Kathleen Falsani in 2006: http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/3-7-2006/The-God-factor/

And Stephen Kinzer was the subject of an interview this past October: http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/10-8-2013/The-brothers-grim/

Alex Kotlowitz will be speaking at Concordia University on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lord.

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