With one of the most important salutes to the Nelson Algren centennial set for Monday, The Chicago Tribune has just published a review of some posthumously published Algren work, Entrapment and Other Writings, and a feature by Rick Kogan on some Algren memories. Here's Kogan on Art Shay:
Can't argue that, on any score.
Algren was a gifted pro. Shay himself takes aim at the giftless amateurs in an essay for Swans.com, concluding with a call for a new reality show: