Wisconsin author Jim Guhl’s debut novel, “Eleven Miles to Oshkosh” stars a bullied high schooler growing up in the Fox Valley. It’s a nostalgia trip populated with an oddball cast of characters. more



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UW Press has reputation for publishing some of the best LGBTQ literature in the nation. Outgoing executive editor Raphael Kadushin had the vision that made it possible. more


What timing! Catherine Capellaro talks to Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Traister speaks at the Wisconsin Book Festival on Oct. 13. more


Our daily guide to some of the best bets at the 2018 Wisconsin Book Festival. more


Politics, resistance and Wisconsin authors feature heavily in this year’s stacked lineup for the Wisconsin Book Festival. more



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The ‘60s in Madison have been well documented, but a new book by Stuart Levitan digs up new treasures that amuse, enlighten and shock. more


Jeff Bercovici spent four years testing claims about aging and exercise. Now he’s written a book about it. more


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The improbable winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing was Art Cullen, editor of “The Storm Lake Times in Iowa. Jane Burns talks to Cullen about the future of independent journalism and the changing face of rural America. more

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After Radio Clinic was ransacked during the New York City blackout of 1977, her dad hung a handwritten sign in the window: “WE ARE STAYING.” That’s the title of Rubin’s debut nonfiction book, where she explores themes of entrepreneurship and activism more


Middleton-Cross Plains elementary teachers asked to reexamine using Laura Ingalls Wilder’s books after the popular “Little House on the Prairie” author’s name is removed from a major children’s book award. more

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Lucy Tan’s ambitious debut novel, “What We Were Promised,” began as a short story while the author was a student at UW-Madison’s graduate fiction program. Tan will be back teaching at the UW this fall. more


Dan Kaufman looks at what happened to his home state of Wisconsin. The subtitle, "The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics," tells it all. more

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Steven Davis, a professor at Edgewood College, has a new book out. In Defense of Public Lands reminds readers what is at stake at a time when conservative politicians fail to see the benefits of land commonly owned for the public good. more



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Verona native Sally Franson’s “A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out” is a fast-paced look at modern office culture. Catch the author at her hometown library on July 9. more



Steve Apps

One of Wisconsin’s most prolific authors releases “Cold As Thunder,” a futuristic dystopian novel set in Wisconsin. more


Serving as both a geology lesson and a trail guide, “Wisconsin State Parks” gives the reader a deeper understanding of how Wisconsin’s natural wonders came to be. more


Ahmed Ismail Yusuf was raised as a nomadic herder in Somalia, and taught himself to read with Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” He's in Madison to read from his new collection of short stories. more



Michael Sullivan

Eight months ago, a group of LGBTQ creatives came together and created a collaborative art and event space on the city’s east side. Now the members are dispersing, but a new generation hopes to keep the spirit of the space alive. more



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Jazz isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you say Wisconsin. But Ripon College music professor Kurt Dietrich had no trouble finding stories to tell in his hefty volume, “Wisconsin Riffs: Jazz Profiles from the Heartland.” more


UW-Madison’s Shawn Francis Peters has published “The Infamous Harry Hayward,” a mesmerizing biography of a 19th-century psychopath who was found guilty of several murders in Minneapolis. more