Jonah Westrich

Madison author r.r. campbell publishes his second novel, “Imminent Dawn,” a creepy dystopian thriller that’s been compared to “Black Mirror.” Read more



Jen Doser

R. Chris Reeder publishes a confident young adult fantasy novel, “The Changeling’s Daughter.” Read more


“The Curiosities,” a sophomore novel by Madison attorney Susan Gloss, pictures life among complicated creatives in an artists’ colony. Read more


Doulas have “one of the most complex jobs on the planet,” says doula trainer and UW-Madison researcher Amy Gilliland. She’s trying to learn how they become more effective in their role as birth coaches. Read more


Two Wisconsin poets, Marilyn Annucci and DeWitt Clinton, release powerful new collections of poetry. They both read at A Room of One’s Own on Feb. 1. Read more


African Americans started putting down roots in Madison in the 1800s. A new collection of oral histories from the descendants of these pioneers capture what life was like for these early settlers. Read more

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Madison author Sam Savage is currently in hospice, but a Minneapolis publisher has released the late-career author’s “final collection,” titled “An Orphanage of Dreams.” Read more



Liaizon Wakest

The Church of Anarchy helped define Willy Street in the ’80s and ’90s. Andy Moore catches up with poet, performer and now winemaker mIEKAL aND, the unconventional co-founder who moved west to create Dreamtime Village. Read more

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Not much is known about the artist Paul Seifert, but the elusive artist’s magnificent paintings are getting their due in a new book by Joe Kapler, lead curator of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Read more


Citizen Dave has been busy turning the pages of both new books and classics. What’s his pick for the best book of the last 365 days? Read more

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Nicki Fietzer

“He’s a ripe target for satire,” Onion co-founder Scott Dikkers says of Tesla creator Elon Musk. Dikkers’ new book, “Welcome to the Future Which Is Mine,” is a collaborative work, written in the voice of Musk. Read more


Madison native Patrick Rothfuss remembers bookstores all along State Street. It’s one of the reasons the international bestselling author has become a partner in A Room of One’s Own. Read more



Deborah Max Reisman

Award-winning poet and former Isthmus contributor Margaret Benbow’s debut fiction collection is receiving critical acclaim. Read more


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. Read more



Ian DeGraff

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. Read 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. Read more


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


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



Wisconsin Historical Society / David Sandell

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

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