Wisconsin Book Festival

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

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

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

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


Todd Hubler

Jesse Eisenberg, best known for his screen portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is visiting Madison’s Central Library on Oct. 28 to read from his book of bizarre and touching essays, “Bream Gives Me Hiccups.” more

Oct 22, 2015 5:00 AM Books


Cody Bond

Sarah Vowell, author of “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States,” brings her quirky take on U.S. history to the Wisconsin Book Festival on Oct. 30. She talks with Isthmus about America’s bickering history. more

Oct 22, 2015 5:00 AM Books

An exciting late addition to the Wisconsin Book Festival: Actor and humorist Jesse Eisenberg will read from his new collection of essays, Bream Gives Me Hiccups. more

Oct 16, 2015 5:30 PM Books


Robert Reich: Svetlana Cvetko, Adam Benforado: Joe Craig, William Bostwick: T. Ford Bostwick

Isthmus book critics Becky Holmes and Michael Popke preview some of their favorite author events at the 2015 Wisconsin Book Festival, beginning Oct. 22. more

Oct 15, 2015 11:05 AM , Books

The Wisconsin Book Festival, a free four-day celebration of reading and writing organized by the Madison Public Library, showcases national stars and local talent. more

Oct 15, 2015 11:00 AM Books