Philip Caputo, an award-winning novelist, journalist and screenwriter set out in his truck in 2011 on a transcontinental adventure that took him from Key West, Fla., to Dead Horse, Alaska. Joined by his wife, two dogs and a trailer, Caputo sought to uncover the common things that unite a nation as expansive and diverse as the United States, as well as the forces that still divide it. In his new memoir “The Longest Road,” Caputo thoughtfully discusses what he discovered along the way. Join Caputo at this Printers Row author event as he shares his experiences in conversation with Tribune literary editor Elizabeth Taylor.
$15. 7 p.m. Tribune Tower, 435 N. Michigan Ave.
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Literary Editor Elizabeth Taylor loves books, writers and ideas. She speaks nationally about literary culture, books in society and the business of books, and is frequently asked to guest-host book groups. She is the co-author of the landmark “American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley, His Battle for Chicago and the Nation” and continues to talk about Chicago history and politics. She was a national correspondent for Time Magazine before joining the Tribune, got the Tribune to assume responsibility for the Printers Row Book Fair (now Lit Fest) and is a passionate champion of Chicago literature. She conceived most of the Tribune’s literary prizes and oversees them today. Former president of the National Book Critics Circle, she continues to serve on its board of directors.
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