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.
Readings from Oconomowaukee presents an afternoon with Amy Timberlake, who chats about her delightful follow-up to Skunk and Badger. In conversation with Daniel Goldin of Boswell and Lisa Baudoin of Books and Company. Recorded September 15, 2021.
Edgar Award-winner Naomi Hirahara discusses her latest, Clark and Division, which infuses an atmospheric and heartbreakingly real crime with rich period details and delicately wrought personal stories. In conversation with Carole E Barrowman. Recorded on September 14, 2021.
Award-winning author Steve Sheinkin talks about his latest, Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown, an intense narrative that captures the terrifying tensions of the Cold War. Recorded on September 14, 2021.
Anna Lee Huber visits virtually with Murder Most Fair, the latest installment of her captivating Verity Kent historical mystery series. In conversation with Milwaukee author Erica Ruth Neubauer, creator of the charming Jane Wunderly investigations. Recorded on September 9, 2021.
Minnesota Master of Mystery William Kent Krueger chats about his brand new novel, Lightning Strike, the latest installment of his beloved Cork O'Connor series - this time, a prequel! In conversation with Lisa Baudoin, proprietor of event cohost Books & Company of Oconomowoc. Recorded on September 2, 2021.
Author and journalist Elly Fishman stops by to talk about Refugee High, an intimate and moving chronicle of the 2017-2018 school year at Sullivan High School in Chicago, where nearly half the student body was born in another country. In conversation with Daniel Goldin. Recorded on August 31, 2021.
Roxanne Veletzos chats about her latest historical novel, an epic World War II tale of star-crossed lovers separated by class, circumstance, and tragedy set in Hungary and spanning in time from WWII to the 1956 Hungarian uprising. In conversation with Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Resistance Women and The Women's March. Recorded on August 26, 2021.
Romance author Martha Waters chats about her latest book in the Regency Vows series with Boswellian Rachel Copeland. It's an effervescent, charming, and swoon-worthy novel about a man and woman who never agree on anything - until they agree to a no-strings-attached affair in this Regency-era romp. Recorded on August 23, 2021.
Author AJ Pearce joins us for a special afternoon to chat about her new historical novel, the follow up to her beloved book, Dear Mrs. Bird. In conversation with Janet Skeslien Charles, author of The Paris Library and Midnight in Odessa. Recorded on August 18, 2021.
Celebrating the paperback release of Nick Flynn's latest memoir, a book that, with the spare lyricism and dark irony, excavates the terrain of his traumatic upbringing and his mother's suicide. Flynn is in conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner and former US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Recorded on August 16, 2021.
Megan Abbott stops by to discuss her latest, a thriller set in the ballet world that is a sharp and strange dissection of family ties, sexuality, femininity and power. In conversation with local writer and critic Erin Lewenauer. Recorded on August 12, 2021.
David S Pederson presents the seventh installment of his Lambda Literary Award nominated Heath Barrington mystery series. When a spiritualist is found shot in an alley, Barrington is on the case. Soon he uncovers more dark secrets than he bargained for and witnesses firsthand the relentless pressure for LGBTQ+ people in the 1940s to stay hidden in the shadows. Recorded on August 11, 2021,
Sports writer extraordinaire celebrates the release of her biography of Milwaukee's biggest sports star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who led the Bucks to NBA Championship glory this year. In conversation with Chris Herring, a Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated. Recorded on August 10, 2021.
Readings from Oconomowaukee, the joint virtual event series hosted by Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company and Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company, hosts a special afternoon with Wisconsin author Jennifer Chiaverini for her latest historical novel, The Women's March, which tells the story of three foundational suffragettes. Recorded on August 5, 2021.
Award-winning author Nickolas Butler joins us to talk about Godspeed, a novel about three troubled construction workers who get entangled in a dangerous plan against an impossible deadline. In conversation with Andrew J Graff, author of Raft of Stars. Recorded July 29, 2021.
Chuck Wendig stops by virtually to chat about his latest, The Book of Accidents, about a family that returns to their hometown, and to the dark past that haunts them still. In conversation with Kiersten White, author of the Slayer series. Recorded on July 28, 2021.
Author Rochelle Melander talks about Mightier than the Sword, which celebrates the stories of over forty diverse, trailblazing people whose writing transformed history. In conversation with children's book author Jane Kelley. Recorded on July 27, 2021.
Readings from Oconomowaukee presents author Mike Gayle for a conversation with Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company and Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company about All the Lonely People, in which Jamaican immigrant Hubert rediscovers the world he'd turned his back on. Recorded on July 22, 2021.
Southern crime author SA Cosby chats about his brand new, New York Times bestselling novel Razorblade Tears, the story of two fathers - one black, one white - who must join forces to seek revenge for the murder of their gay sons, who they struggled to accept when they were alive. In conversation with Milwaukee author and mystery critic Carole E Barrowman. Recorded on July 20, 2021.
Elinor Lipman, the Countess of Romantic Comedy, joins us for a conversation about her latest novel, Rachel to the Rescue, a book of political tomfoolery that's full of romance and delightful characters. In conversation with Wisconsin's Jane Hamilton, author of The Book of Ruth and The Excellent Lombardos. Recorded on July 19, 2021.
Simon Van Booy, author of the Boswell favorite The Illusion of Separateness visits for a conversation about his latest novel, a tale that spans generations and begins when a man in Kentucky loses his daughter in a poker game. Cohosted by Whitefish Bay Public Library, Van Booy is in conversation with Librarian Sharon Nagel and Daniel Goldin of Boswell. Recorded on July 15, 2021.
UWM Creative Writing PhD graduate Willa C Richards visits virtually to chat about her debut novel, which tells the story of a sister gone missing and a sister left behind during the terrifying 'Dahmer Summer' in Milwaukee. In conversation with Valerie Laken, Associate Professor at UWM. Recorded on July 14, 2021.
Gothic Milwaukee founder Anna Lardinois chats about her latest book of Midwestern peril, Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Recorded on July 13, 2021.
Wisconsin author Christina Clancy joins us virtually for a conversation about her new novel, a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Wisconsin's one-time Playboy resort in Lake Geneva. Clancy is author of The Second Home, and here she is in conversation with Liam Callanan, author of Paris by the Book. Recorded on July 8, 2021.
Katherine Addison (Sarah Monette) chats about her new book, a fantasy set in the world of her beloved book The Goblin Emperor, with Jim Higgins Books and Arts Editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Celehar’s skills as a witness for the dead lead him out of a quiet life and into a morass of treachery, murder, and injustice. Recorded on July 7, 2021.
Lana Bastašić chats with Chris Lee of Boswell Book Company about her novel Catch the Rabbit, a kaleidoscopic, down-the-rabbit-hole tale of two estranged friends on a road trip through a Balkan Wonderland. They chat about writing across different languages, living in wartime Bosnia, and the magic connections of childhood. Recorded on July 1, 2021.
Boswell hosts a special evening with two wonderful authors - Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper's Daughter, and Milwaukee's Margaret Noodin, author of What the Chickadee Knows. This event features a fascinating conversation that celebrates YA literature, poetry, and the Anishinaabemowin language. Recorded on June 29, 2021.