Who We Are


“The Chicago Review of Books has played a vital role in uplifting and celebrating local authors in critical ways.”
—Eve L. Ewing

“In an age when newspaper review space is scarcer and scarcer, well-curated literary coverage is vital and magic. Chicago Review of Books is a force of good in the world.”
—Rebecca Makkai

“I love the Chicago Review of Books.”
—Jeff VanderMeer

“There are so many reasons to cherish the Chicago Review of Books for its work in the world, for the conversations it facilitates and the questions it explores and the writers it supports. At the moment, I’m particularly cherishing their innovative climate-fiction column ‘Burning Worlds.'”
—Helen Phillips

Reading the Chicago Review of Books feels like having a conversation with your brainy and down-to-earth Midwestern friend—you walk away with a handful of smart, eclectic recommendations every time.”
—Kathleen Rooney

“The Chicago Review of Books is a site where passionate readers can find and fall for powerful writers. Incisive interviews, reviews that dig to the heart of every book, and topical round ups—for when you’re in a browsing the shelves state of mind, yet stuck at your desk—are just the beginning of what you’ll find. A must-see, thoroughly remarkable resource!”
L.X. Beckett

“The Chicago Review of Books is a great asset to readers and authors alike, sharing a fresh and in-depth perspective on exciting new books!”
—Jill Heinerth

“The Chicago Review of Books is fresh, vigorous, and unpredictable.”
—Michael Franks

—Breitbart News


The Chicago Review of Books is a publication of StoryStudio Chicago dedicated to making the literary conversation more inclusive by covering diverse genres, presses, voices, and mediums; shining a light on Chicago’s literary scene; and serving as a forum for literature in the Midwest. In partnership with Yale Climate Connections, we cover the latest trends in climate fiction via Amy Brady’s monthly “Burning Worlds” column.

Our sister publication Arcturus publishes original fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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


Email us at editors@chireviewofbooks.com


Adam Morgan – Founding Editor

Editorial and Publishing Staff
Amy Brady – Editor-in-Chief & Burning Worlds Columnist
Todd Van Luling– Managing Editor
Julia SwearingenArt Director
Sarah Blakley-CartwrightPublishing Director
Kyle WilliamsDirector of Communications
Chelsea FiddymentChicago Events Manager
Jordan Foti GulinoFeatures Editor
Sara BatkieDaily Editor
Dana DunhamDaily Editor
Michael WelchDaily Editor
Bradley BabendirEditor-at-Large & In Other Words Columnist
Sara Cutaia – Editor-at-Large & Arcturus Editor-in-chief
Aram Mrjoian – Editor-at-Large, Fiction
Greer Macallister – Editor-at-Large, Historical Fiction & Lit on Screen

Contributing Writers
Devi Bhaduri
Sarah Blake
Ian Battaglia
Meredith Boe
Tobias Carroll
Aaron Coats
Brian Evenson
Michael Fournier
Amy Giacalone
Jessica Gross
Yasmin Gunaratnam
Dana Hansen
Sarah Huener
Rachel León
Dean Jobb
Mesha Maren
Lincoln Michel
Taylor Moore
Timothy Moore
Eliot Peper
Lori Rader-Day
Kathleen Rooney
Rabeea Saleem
Bradley Sides
Amber Sparks
Jeff VanderMeer
Neyat Yohannes

Interns Past & Present
Cait Stout
Yosan Alemu
Miranda Malinowski
Christiana Jones
Nora Grubb


The Chicago Review of Books could not exist without the financial support of these individuals.

Dean Jobb  (Author of Empire of Deception)

All rights reserved, StoryStudio Chicago (2019).

6 comments on “Who We Are

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    My name is Michael Smith. I work for Chicago Public Library in the Acquisition Division. We would like to order five copies of:

    I need to know if we send you a purchase order. Once you ship and bill us for books. You would receive a check in about three weeks.
    You will need to send us a W-9 form. Do you charge for shipping?

    If you have any questions please be free to contact me?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. William Booker

    How do I get a book reviewed?

    Liked by 1 person


      Hi Adam:

      I need to know if you received payment below:

      Payment Status Payment Date Payment Amount $60.00 Check #42343641 Negotiable 31-Aug-2018

      Please contact me please me.

      Telephone number is 312-747-5325.


  5. Fredrick

    How can i make money by reviewing books.


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