David Mamet, Chicago at ULC

The ULC Authors Group  welcomes Chicago native David Mamet to discuss his new novel ChicagoMr. Mamet will be joined in conversation by Chicago Tribune write Rick Kogan.

David Mamet, one of the most extraordinary writers in contemporary American literature, has written twenty-three plays, eight collections of essays, two novels, five children's books, two books of poetry, and eighteen films, including The Verdict and Wag the Dog, for which he received Academy Award nominations. State and Main is his seventh feature as a writer-director, after House of Games, Things Change, Homicide, Oleanna, The Spanish Prisoner, and The Winslow Boy. Mamet has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for Glengarry Glen Ross.


A big-shouldered, big-trouble thriller set in mobbed-up 1920s Chicago—a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better—by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Untouchables and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross.

In Chicago, David Mamet has created a bracing, kaleidoscopic page-turner that roars through the Windy City’s underground on its way to a thunderclap of a conclusion. Here is not only his first novel in more than two decades, but the book he has been building to for his whole career. Mixing some of his most brilliant fictional creations with actual figures of the era, suffused with trademark "Mamet Speak," richness of voice, pace, and brio, and exploring—as no other writer can—questions of honor, deceit, revenge, and devotion, Chicago is that rarest of literary creations: a book that combines spectacular elegance of craft with a kinetic wallop as fierce as the February wind gusting off Lake Michigan.


The event begins with an 11:30 a.m. reception followed by lunch and the program at noon. If you or your guests have any dietary restrictions (i.e. vegetarian, food allergies, and gluten free) please contact Club Services at the Union League Club of Chicago at (800) 443-0578 or ClubServices@ulcc.org. Books for signing will be available for purchase on site from The Book Stall.

Call The Book Stall at 847-446-8880 for reservations.

Please respect the Union League Club’s dress code policy which requires business appropriate attire for this event. No denim allowed. Guests not adhering to the dress code can be turned away from the event.

Event date: 

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:30am

Event address: 

Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062797193
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Custom House - February 27th, 2018

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