Did you miss one of our virtual events? Fear not! We hit the record button. Below you'll find a selection of video recordings of our most recent virtual events. Looking to dig a little further into the past? Click right here to visit the Boswell Book Company Youtube page and browse all of the events we've recorded - there's more than a hundred of them! Thanks for visiting, and enjoy.
Sujata Massey chats about her novel The Bombay Prince, third in the Perveen Mistry series, with Shauna Singh Baldwin. Recorded on June 17, 2021.
Jonathan Evison joins us to talk about his latest, Legends of the North Cascades, an expansive story that is at once a meditation on the perils of isolation and an exploration of the ways that connection can save us. Recorded on June 16, 2021.
David Swinson chats about City on the Edge, a transformative crime story told with heart and genuine experience. In conversation with Nick Petrie. Recorded on June 15, 2021.
Nghi Vo talks about her debut novel The Chosen and the Beautiful, a vibrant and queer reinvention of F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz age classic The Great Gatsby. In conversation with Adrienne Celt. Recorded on June 14, 2021.
Lyndsey Ellis chats about her debut novel Bone Broth, an absorbing, nuanced drama which tells the story of a St. Louis family set in the aftermath of the Michael Brown protests in Ferguson. In conversation with Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton. Recorded on June 10, 2021.
Readings from Oconomowaukee presents an afternoon with Maggie Shipstead, author of novels like Seating Arrangements and Astonish Me, chats with bookstore proprietors Daniel Goldin and Lisa Baudoin about Great Circle, a soaring work of historical fiction. Recorded on June 8, 2021.
Horror and sci-fi author extraordinaire Christopher Buehlman chats about his first foray into fantasy, a dark novel about a thief and a knight called The Blacktongue Thief. In conversation with Jason Kennedy of Boswell who says "Buehlman will take you down crazy paths that will delight and fright." Recorded on June 9, 2021.
UW-Madison Professor of Mathematics Jordan Ellenberg chats about his brand new book, Shape, which considers all the ways that Geometry reveals an understanding of our world. In conversation with Mathematician and former NFL player John Urschel. Recorded on June 2, 2021.
Steven Rowley, bestselling author Lily and the Octopus, chats about his latest novel, a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer. In conversation with Wisconsin author Christina Clancy, whose novels are The Second Home and Shoulder Season. Recorded on June 1, 2021.
Jamie Pacton, author of The Life and Medieval Times of Kit Sweetly, stops in virtually for a chat about her hilarious, poignant new novel in which a teen wins the Wisconsin lotto jackpot, and suspicion and jealousy spread through her small town before she can claim her prize. In conversation with Elise Bryant, author of Happily Ever Afters.
Brian Broome chats about his debut book, a poetic and raw coming-of-age memoir about Blackness, masculinity, and addiction, with Chris Lee of Boswell Book Company. Recorded on May 25, 2021.
Linda Rui Feng joins us for a conversation about her debut novel, a lyrical family novel set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution. In conversation with Claudia Ross and Ji Hao, Professors of Chinese Studies at the College of the Holy Cross. Recorded on May 18, 2021.
Yelena Moskovich joins us from Paris for a virtual discussion of her novel, a mystifying, vivid story of a pair of estranged siblings who immigrated to Milwaukee from the Soviet Union as children in 1991. In conversation with Kate Zambreno, author of the novel Drifts and the book of criticism To Write as if Already Dead. Recorded May 26, 2021.
Madison, Wisconsin writer Barrett Swanson chats about his debut collection of essays in which he travels across America to uncover what it means to be an American amid the swirl of our post-truth climate in this collection of critically acclaimed essays and reportage. In conversation with Steven Wright, author of Coyotes of Carthage and Professor of Law and Creative Writing at UW Madison. Recorded on May 20, 2021.
Author Sanjena Sathian chats about her beguiling debut novel, a bit of literary magical realism and a heist all in one, with Anurada D Rajurkar, the Milwaukee-based author of American Betiya. Recorded on May 12, 2021.
Shorewood author and resident Hayes chats about his book, which details his family's stewardship of the Elizabeth Murphy house, one of Frank Lloyd Wright's American System Built Homes. Cohosted by Shorewood Public Library and Shorewood Historical Society and in conversation with Catherine Boldt, Wisconsin-based Frank Lloyd Wright expert. Recorded on May 17, 2021.
Boswell Book Company presents author Kirstin Valdez Quade for a conversation about her poignant, powerful novel about one family's year of love and sacrifices in New Mexico. In conversation with Milwaukee's Jennifer Morales, author of Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories. Recorded May 13, 2021.
Jerry Enzler chats with Douglas Brinkley about Enzler's new biography, Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West, the definitive accounting of this legendary mountain man's life and times. Brinkley is author American Moonshot and is the Presidential Historian for the New York Historical Society. Enzler served as founding director of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium for thirty-seven years. Recorded on May 19, 2021.
Author Joan Silber visits for a conversation about her latest novel with CJ Hribal, her colleague and longtime friend. Secrets of Happiness is a novel full of unexpected twists and turns that begins when a man discovers his father has another, secret family across the East River in Queens, NY. Recorded on May 11, 2021.
Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast fame chats about her debut memoir, Crying in H Mart, with Justin Barney of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, our cohost for this wonderful conversation. Recorded on May 4, 2021.
Janet Skeslien Charles chats with Daniel Goldin and Anne Leplae about her novel that is ased on the true World War II story of the heroic librarians at the American Library in Paris. Thanks to Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee for cohosting this wonderful afternoon event. Recorded on May 5, 2021.
Readings from Oconomowaukee presents author Katherine Heiny for a conversation with Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company and Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company about Early Morning Riser, Heiny's latest, a bighearted, boundlessly joyful novel of love, disaster, and unconventional family. Recorded on May 6, 2021.
Jonathan Ames, acclaimed author of books like Wake Up, Sir! and You Were Never Really Here and creator of TV like Bored to Death and Blunt Talk visits for a conversation about the first novel in his new, super LA, super noir, super fun mystery series. In conversation with Doug Gordon, host of WPR's BETA. Thanks to WPR for cosponsoring this event. Recorded on May 5, 2021.
Volcanologist Jess Phoenix visits us for a chat with Davita Flowers-Shanklin of Milwaukee's Urban Ecology Center, our cohost for this event. Phoenix chats about science, life, and lava. Recorded on April 27, 2021.
Miranda Paul and Baptiste Paul present their beautiful new picture book Peace, which offers an an inspiring look at things we can all do to bring peace into our lives and world. A special public school visit presentation. Recorded on April 27, 2021.
Billock talks about her latest, which chronicles the tasty history of Milwaukee's favorite spots to nosh. Recorded on April 22, 2021.
Milwaukee author of mysteries Skalka chats about her latest Dave Cubiak Door County investigation novel with Barry Wightman. Recorded on April 21, 2021.