Books & Authors

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The retired Madison physician's as-of-yet unpublished manuscript details his real-life teenage experiences, the stuff of sports fans' dreams.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Patrick McBride's real-life teenage experiences were the stuff of sports fans' dreams, detailed in an as-of-yet unpublished manuscript.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

Q&A with author Dantiel Moniz

The UW–Madison MFA alum will appear virtually on Wednesday night to discuss her debut story collection "Milk Blood Heat."

Debut collection "Milk Blood Heat" launched to rave critical reviews, and it's no wonder. Its rhythmic sentences are stitched together with scalding precision.

Q&A with Wisconsin native Melissa Faliveno, author of 'Tomboyland'

The debut essay collection was named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR, New York Public Library and O, the Oprah Magazine.

"It was ten years in the making," Faliveno says of her debut collection, a Best Book of 2020 pick by NPR, New York Public Library and O, the Oprah Magazine.