Sunday Reads: Turning the tables on this author

In case you missed it, Madison Magazine is sharing our introduction to the last month's edition of our monthly 'Sunday Reads' newsletter.
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This short essay originally appeared as the introduction to the August edition of Madison Magazine’s monthly “Sunday Reads” newsletter, curated by Senior Editor Maggie Ginsberg. The rest of the monthly newsletter includes links to other articles within and outside of the magazine, plus book coverage and other literary news around town. Sign up for future newsletters at the bottom of this post. There is still time to sign up for the next newsletter, which will be emailed on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Every month, I talk to a local author about their latest book for a Q&A on Madison Magazine’s website, which I always link to at the bottom of this newsletter.

This month, unbelievably, that author is me.

I wrote a book. It’s a novel called “Still True” and it comes out in September from the University of Wisconsin Press and no matter how many times I type some version of these words, I still can’t believe it.

To clarify, I didn’t interview myself. Madison Magazine Editor Andrea Behling turned the tables on me — and that’s all I’ll say because you’ll hear more than enough from me in the Q&A. I hope you’ll read it. Honestly — I hope you read everything. But you already knew that.

As always, I’ll use this monthly newsletter to give you a few places to start. Foremost, our new September issue hits newsstands this week, and subscribers already have it — read on to learn more. On the local literary scene, it’s event season. All of your favorite bookstores have a full slate of readings and signings scheduled, and I see new authors added to their calendars every day. (I’ve made it to a couple this month, including Melissa Faliveno at Room of One’s Own and Rob Zaleski at Mystery to Me.) Finally, on Sept. 7, the Wisconsin Book Festival will announce the line-up for its 2022 fall celebration with a launch event for festival members. This year’s festival, its 20th anniversary, is scheduled for October 13-16. It’s like a weekend-long birthday party for books — what could be better?

This short essay originally appeared as the introduction to the August edition of Madison Magazine’s monthly “Sunday Reads” newsletter, which is curated by Senior Editor Maggie Ginsberg and includes a rundown on the current print issue, links to print stories you might have missed, web exclusive content like the Doug Moe’s Madison blog, book recommendations, author Q&As and other literary coverage around town. To sign up for the monthly newsletter, enter your email address below. The next newsletter will be emailed on Sunday, Sept. 25.

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