Elisa Shoenberger

Elisa Shoenberger (she/her) is a writer in Chicago. She has been published in the Slate, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and many others. She also has written about books for Murder & Mayhem, Earth Island Journal, Broad Street Review, Chicago Reader, and others. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of The Antelope, a journal of oral history and mayhem. She tweets at @vogontroubadour and her work can be found here.

8 Recently Published Political Graphic Nonfiction and Memoirs

These eight eye-opening graphic nonfiction and memoirs focus on politics and identity, and they're all published in the last few years, including The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History.

What Mystery Novels Get Wrong about the Courtroom

While a court of law looks for nothing but the truth, depictions of courtrooms in mystery novels have no such restriction.

The Strange and Amazing Iron Circus Comics

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Who is Anya Corazon, AKA Araña?

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What Murder Mysteries Get Wrong (and Right) about Wills

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4 Different Styles of Mystery Novels from Around the World

An exploration of four international styles of mystery from Japan, Scandinavia, the U.S., and Australia with examples of each.

8 Books to Read After Rian Johnson’s Poker Face

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What Murder Mysteries Get Wrong About The Food Industry

What do murder mysteries get wrong about the food industry? A look behind the kitchen doors with two mystery writers.

9 Recently Published Graphic Novels about Politics and Identity

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