Michael Lenehan’s new book, “Much Ado: A Summer with a Repertory Theater Company,” feels like a loving yet clueless summer vacation essay. more

Oct 25, 2016 3:18 PM Books

Social commentator and founder of the influential literary journal n+1 Mark Greif is in Madison for the Wisconsin Book Festival. He stops at the Central Library on Oct. 22 to read from “Against Everything.” more

Oct 19, 2016 1:45 PM Books

Along with the weightier fare, the Wisconsin Book Festival is also teeming with authors of entertaining reads. Mike Popke previews his top picks for sports and recreation books — along with a few quirky additions. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Books

From favorites Jane Hamilton and Jennifer Chiaverini to festival newbies, the Wisconsin Book Festival puts women authors center stage. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Books

Bill Lueders takes a look at some serious authors tackling some weighty topics at this year’s Wisconsin Book Festival. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Books

“Roughneck Grace,” Michael Perry’s new collection of essays, reminds readers of the wit and charm of the bestselling author and intermittent pig farmer. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM Books

Charles Monroe-Kane, producer of Wisconsin Public Radio’s “To the Best of Our Knowledge,” bares all in “Lithium Jesus,” his TMI memoir of excess and mental illness. more

Sep 15, 2016 5:00 AM Books


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A sister searches for a disappeared brother in “The Sleeping World,” a debut novel from Madison native Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes set in 1970s Spain. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM Books

Sagashus Levingston, a Ph.D. candidate at UW-Madison, has Kickstarted a coffee table book called “Infamous Mothers.” The book tells the stories of marginalized black women and how they overcame obstacles to become change-makers. more

Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM Books

Just in time for the Rio Olympics, Jessie Garcia, Wisconsin’s first female sportscaster, publishes “Going for Wisconsin Gold,” a history of our state’s finest athletes. more

Aug 11, 2016 5:00 AM Books



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