Ann Durkin Keating
Rising Up from Indian Country
The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago
Jorge Volpi, the author of Season of Ash, among other books, is one of the founders of the influential literary movement, The Crack. In Spite of the Dark Silence was his first novel, published when he was just twenty-four. Olivia Maciel is visiting professor in the Honors College at the University of Illinois at Chicago.