Who We Are



The Chicago Review of Books is dedicated to making the literary conversation more inclusive by covering diverse genres, presses, voices, and mediums. We’re also committed to shining a spotlight on Chicago’s dynamic literary scene and serving as a forum for literature in the Midwest.

Every weekday, we publish reviews, interviews, essays, and features about books, comics, audio dramas and audio docs, and literary stage and screen adaptations. Our sister publication Arcturus publishes original fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. While we feature as many Chicago-based writers, poets, events, and organizations as possible, our coverage is international in scope.

In partnership with the Chicago Independent Bookstore Alliance, we support Chicago-based writers and poets through local events like the annual Chicago Review of Books Awards. In partnership with Yale Climate Connections, we cover the latest trends in climate fiction via Amy Brady’s monthly “Burning Worlds” column. And as a member of the Chicago Literacy Alliance, we’re looking for new ways to support Chicago’s burgeoning readers and writers.

Our logo was designed by Chicago’s own Tiny Bold Creative from a concept by Erin Morgan. The owl’s name is Gwen.

Want to help us continue our mission? Consider supporting the Chicago Review of Books as a member, patron, or sponsor. Each option comes with its own perks.


We’re located in the Literacenter in downtown Chicago, beneath the El tracks at:

Chicago Review of Books
c/o The Literacenter
641 W. Lake St
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60661

Email us at chireviewofbooks (at) gmail (dot) com.


Editorial Staff
Adam MorganEditor-in-Chief
Kristen RaddatzExecutive Editor
Amy BradySenior Editor & Burning Worlds Columnist
Ruben QuesadaContributing Editor & Dear Poetry Editor Columnist

Contributing Writers
Devi Bhaduri
Sarah Blake
Bradley Babendir
Aaron Coats
Sara Cutaia
Christopher Doyle
Michael Fournier
Amy Giacalone
Yasmin Gunaratnam
Dana Hansen
Sarah Huener
Rachel Leon
Dean Jobb
Timothy Moore
Aram Mrjoian
Eliot Peper
Lori Rader-Day
Rabeea Saleem
Neyat Yohannes
Greg Zimmerman


The Chicago Review of Books could not exist without the financial support of these individuals. Interested in becoming a patron? Click here.

Dean Jobb  (Author of Empire of Deception)


Yale Climate Connections
Chicago Literacy Alliance
Chicago Independent Bookstore Alliance







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