Books & Authors

Q&A with Robert Fromberg, author of 'How to Walk with Steve'

Fromberg will discuss his debut memoir, which chronicles his guardianship at only 19 of his brother, at a launch event on Sept. 26.

Fromberg's debut memoir chronicles how, by age 19, he'd lost both of his parents, triggering an unexpected role as guardian of his brother, who has autism.

Stoughton bookstore launches GoFundMe in effort to go mobile

Since opening in January of this year, Itty Bitty Bookstore has only grown, and now the owner is looking for a new way to share her mission.

Since opening in January of this year, Itty Bitty Bookstore has only grown, and now the owner is looking for a new way to share her mission.

Wisconsin woman executed by the Nazis is hardly 'forgotten'

With a new book, the rest of the world is discovering what a Madison TV journalist unearthed a decade ago.

Mildred Harnack is the only U.S. woman ever executed by Nazis by direct order of Hitler — but a local journalist unearthed her story a decade ago. What does he make of the new book?

Q&A with Nickolas Butler, author of 'Godspeed'

The internationally best-selling Wisconsin author of 'Shotgun Lovesongs' is back with a literary thriller exploring the chasmic gap between the haves and the have-nots in a Wyoming mountain town.

The internationally best-selling Wisconsin author's new literary thriller explores the chasmic gap between the haves and the have-nots in a mountain town.

Q&A with Christina Clancy, author of 'Shoulder Season'

Set at the former Playboy Resort in Lake Geneva in 1981, the Madison author's second novel gives a rare glimpse into an unexamined world.

Set at the former Playboy Resort in Lake Geneva in 1981, the Madison author's second novel gives a rare glimpse into an unexamined world.

Why 'The Queen's Gambit' rang a bell and helped launch a career

When he learned the popular Netflix series was based on a novel, Doug Moe suddenly remembered he'd reviewed it nearly 40 years ago.

When he heard the popular Netflix series was based on a novel of the same name, Doug Moe remembered he'd reviewed it for a newspaper nearly 40 years ago.

Q&A with Andrea Debbink, author of 'The Wild World Handbook'

The former American Girl editor will discuss her illustrated middle grade nonfiction guide online at the Wisconsin Book Festival on May 26.

The former American Girl editor will discuss her illustrated middle grade nonfiction guide online at the Wisconsin Book Festival on May 26.

New book brings Nellie McKay out of the shadows

The late UW–Madison professor’s groundbreaking work illuminated literature by Black women, but her own life was largely private.

Author Shanna Greene Benjamin describes how the late UW–Madison professor’s work illuminated literature by Black women while she kept her own life private.

Author in bloom

With long-awaited, back-to-back book launches, Ann Garvin says the keys to her success have always been hustle and patience.

Five challenging years since her last book was published, Garvin is celebrating the May 1 launch of her fourth novel, “I Thought You Said This Would Work.”

Patrick McBride says he was 'The Luckiest Boy in the World'

The retired Madison physician's as-of-yet unpublished manuscript details his real-life teenage experiences, the stuff of sports fans' dreams.

Retired physician Patrick McBride's real-life teenage experiences were the stuff of sports fans' dreams, detailed in an as-of-yet unpublished manuscript.

Southern Wisconsin's connection to Ernest Hemingway

40 years ago, Monroe native Larry W. Phillips had an idea that resulted in sharing a copyright with Hemingway’s widow.

40 years ago, Monroe native Larry W. Phillips had an idea that resulted in sharing a copyright with Ernest Hemingway’s widow.

Q&A with Andrew J. Graff, author of 'Raft of Stars'

The author will discuss his debut novel, set in Wisconsin's north woods, in a virtual event on March 23.

The author will discuss his debut novel on March 23 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival’s ongoing virtual events.