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Susanna Calkins, author of the Lucy Campion Mysteries and the Speakeasy Murders chats about her latest, The Fate of a Flapper, with Milwaukee's Erica Ruth Neubauer, author of Murder at the Mena House. Recorded on September 8, 2020.
Author Rachel Ida Buff, Professor of History and Communities and Culture Director at UWM, and Alejandra Oliva, freelance writer, editor, and translator, chat about their joint work, A is for Asylum Seeker: Words For People On The Move / A de Asilo: Palabras Para Personas en Movimiento. Recorded on September 3, 2020.
Mary Gordon, author of novels such as There Your Heart Lies and Final Payments chats about her latest, Payback, a tale of #MeToo misunderstanding and an interaction that will haunt two women for decades. Gordon is in conversation with Mary Beth Keane, author of Ask Again, Yes (and Gordon's former student). Recorded on September 2, 2020.
Margot Livesey, author of novels like Mercury and The Flight of Gemma Hardy chats about her latest, The Boy in the Field, a story of two teenage boys on their way home from school who find another child bloody and unconscious in a field. Livesey chats with Milwaukee-based Liam Callanan, author of Paris by the Book. Recorded on September 1, 2020.
Milwaukee-based Erin Clarke, creator of the popular Well Plated by Erin welcomes us into her kitchen for a cooking demo and conversation to celebrate the release of The Well Plated Cookbook: Fast, Healthy Recipes You'll Want to Eat. She's joined for the conversation by Andi Sciacca, Founder and Executive Director of The MKE Food School. Recorded on August 31, 2020.
Beloved author of books for children such as Creepy Carrots, Nerdy Birdy, and so many more chats about the creation of his latest picture book, Rescuing Mrs. Birdley, plus offers a sneak peak into his first chapter book series and more! Recorded on August 29, 2020.
Adib Khorram, author of Darius the Great is Not Okay, chats with Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin, about his latest Darius novel - Darius the Great Deserves better, along with writing, quarantimes, and so much more. Recorded on August 28, 2020.
Héctor Colón joins us for a conversation with Sharon Hudy about his memoir that chronicles his challenging childhood through his international boxing success to his current position as CEO of one of the Midwest’s largest nonprofit organizations and the values he's embraced. Recorded on August 28, 2020.
The August installment of the Readings from Oconomowaukee virtual event series hosts Peter Geye, author of Northernmost, a novel that explores one family's Norwegian roots. He's in conversation with Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company and Lisa Baudoin of Books & Co. Recorded on August 26, 2020.
Milwaukee YA author and educator Liza Wiemer chats with Boswell Book Company's Jenny Chou about The Assignment, Wiemer's powerful YA novel, based on a real-life incident, that explores discrimination and antisemitism and reveals their dangerous impact. Recorded on August 25, 2020.
Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Grown Ups, chats with Chris Lee ofBoswell Book Company. Grown Ups is an all-too-real novel about breaking up and breaking down in the hyper-connected Instagram world. It's one of several Boswellian's favorites of the year, too! Recorded on August 23, 2020.
Maggie O'Farrell, author of the New York Times bestseller Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague, in conversation with Wisconsin's Jane Hamilton, author of The Book of Ruth. Recorded on August 19, 2020.
Kathleen Rooney, author of novels like the beloved Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk chats about her latest, the tale of a WWI war hero and the homing pigeon who got through enemy lines when others failed. She's in conversation with Caitlin Horrocks, author of The Vexations. Recorded on August 18, 2020.
Kirkland Hamill chats about his debut memoir Filthy Beasts, the story of his childhood spent between extremes and his coming to terms with his family and himself as an adult. Hamill chats with Christina Clancy, author of The Second Home. Recorded on August 17, 2020.
Whitefish Bay author Laura Jamison chats about All the Right Mistakes, her debut novel of five college friends who've arrived at forty in very different circumstances. She's interviewed by Donna Drosner, Senior Investment Consultant at Baird and Jamison's longtime friend.
Randall Kenan, author of Let the Dead Bury Their Dead and The Fire This Time chats about his new collection of stories based in his fictional Tim's Creek, North Carolina - If I Had Two Wings - with Kim Suhr, Director of Red Oak Writing and author of Nothing to Lose.
Cara Black, author of the beloved Aimée Leduc investigations series chats about her first standalone novel, Three Hours in Paris, a historical thriller set in Nazi-occupied Paris, in which one American woman has the courage and sniper skills to take on Hitler himself. Black chats with Erin Lewenauer of Alliance Française de Milwaukee. Recorded on August 11, 2020.
Milwaukee picture book author Stef Wade chats about her latest, The Very Last Leaf, the story of the last leaf to learn to fall. Wade is also author of A Place for Pluto. Recorded on August 10, 2020.
Anthony Award-winning author SA Cosby chats with Carole Barrowman about his brand new novel, Blacktop Wasteland, a rural heist novel of a getaway driver gone clean who's pulled back into a world of crime by circumstance, race, and desperation. Recorded on August 4, 2020.
Miles Harvey, author of The Island of Lost Maps, chats with Boswell Book Company proprietor Daniel Goldin. They chat about Harvey's latest, a new history of the wild ride that is the saga of Jame Strang, one of America's foremost con men you've never heard of! Recorded on July 30, 2020.
Myles Hopper, Shorewood author, chats about his memoir My Father's Shadow with Kim Suhr, Director of Red Oak Writing, our event cosponsor. Recorded on July 28, 2020.
Kelli Jo Ford chats with Daniel Goldin about her debut novel-in-stories about four generations of Cherokee women, which contains her Paris Review Plimpton Prize-winning story. Recorded on July 27, 2020.
Gabriel Bump chats with Milwaukee Educators and former Chicagoans Nasif Rogers and Shana Lucas about Everywhere You Don't Belong, Bump's debut novel of growing up in South Shore, Chicago. This program cosponsored by UWM ACCESS and Boswell Book Company.
Wisconsin's own Larry Watson, author of Montana 1948 and many more novels, chats about his latest, The Lives of Edie Pritchard, with Mitch Teich of North Country Public Radio and former longtime Host and Producer of WUWM's Lake Effect. Recorded on July 21, 2020.
Charles Hagner, Director of Bird City Wisconsin, chats with Don Quintenz about American Birding Association Field Guide to Birds of Wisconsin. Virtual event cosponsored by Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. Recorded on July 16, 2020.
Christina Schwarz, author of the bestselling Oprah's Book Club Selection Drowning Ruth, chats about her new novel, Bonnie, which brings to life Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and Clyde fame. She chats with Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company and Lisa Baudoin of Books and Company. Recorded on July 15, 2020.
Gail Tsukiyama, author of the beloved novel The Samurai's Garden, chats about her latest work, The Color of Air, with Jane Hamilton, author of The Excellent Lombards and The Book of Ruth. The Color of Air is a captivating historical novel of Hawaii in the 1930s. Recorded on July 14, 2020.
Abbi Waxman, author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, joins the Lynden Sculpture Garden and Boswell Book Company for a virtual conversation about her latest, I Was Told It Would Get Easier, with Margy Stratton as part of the Women’s Speaker Series. Recorded on July 7, 2020.
Madison author Steven Wright talks about his debut novel, The Coyotes of Carthage, with Chris Lee of Boswell Book Company. Wright's novel is darkly comedic, with hints of espionage, as it explores American politics. In small South Carolina town, about a young political operative is trying to save his career by running a dark money campaign for corporate clients. Recorded on July 1, 2020.
Katherine Addison (penname of Sarah Monette) chats about her brand new novel, The Angel of the Crows, an exciting new take on the Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson lore. She chats with Jim Higgins, Arts and Books Editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Recorded on June 30, 2020.
Elizabeth Wetmore talks about her New York Times bestselling novel, Valentine, with Daniel Goldin, proprietor of Boswell Book Company. Valentine is a powerful novel about the lives of women in a west Texas boom town during the 1970s. Recorded on June 24, 2020.
Master of American letters Joyce Carol Oates joins us for a virtual conversation about her novel Night. Sleep. Death. the Stars. She chats with media escort extraordinaire Bill Young. Recorded on June 22, 2020.
Entomologist and ethicist John Hainze, author of Nature Underfoot, chats with Tim Vargo, Manager of Research and Community Science at Milwaukee's Urban Ecology Center. Hainze holds a PhD in Entomology from the University of Wisconsin. Recorded on June 18, 2020.
Please note, due to some technical difficulty, portions of this event were unable to be properly recorded. However, the portion captured here is still a fascinating conversation - enjoy!
Kennan Ferguson, Professor of Political Science at UWM, chats about his latest work, Cookbook Politics, with UWM Associate Professor Ivan Ascher. Recorded on June 15, 2020.
Alex George chats about his latest, a dazzling novel of one day in Paris, 1927, with Boswell proprietor Daniel Goldin. George's novel will transport you across the ocean and back in time. Cosponsored by Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee. From June 9, 2020.
Wisconsin author Christina Clancy in conversation with Lauren Fox. This virtual event hosted by Boswell to celebrate the release of Clancy's debut novel, The Second Home, a summer read extraordinaire. From June 2, 2020.
Anne Basting, founder of the TimeSlips nonprofit and MacArthur Genius Grand recipient, chats with Mary Louise Schumacher about Creative Care. From May 19, 2020.
Quan Barry, author of We Ride Upon sticks, a novel of field hockey and witchcraft set in the 1980s in the home of America's witch trials, chats with Daniel Goldin. From May 13, 2020.
Milwaukee author Erica Ruth Neubauer chats about her debut novel, Murder at the Mena House, a crackling good murder mystery set in Egypt in the 1920s, with Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company. From May 6, 2020.
The Lynden Sculpture Garden, in partnership with Milwaukee Reads and Boswell Book Company, presents the Virtual Women's Speaker Series featuring Viola Shipman (the penname of Wade Rouse), author of The Heirloom Garden, in conversation with Amy Taylor, former TMJ4 Anchor. From May 5, 2020.