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Milwaukee religious scholar Jon M Sweeney chats about his latest work, which details the life of the fascinating Nicholas Black Elk, who served as both a traditional Oglala Lakota medicine man and a Roman Catholic catechist and mystic. In conversation with Damian Costello, author of 'Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism. Cohosted by Family of Four Parishes Milwaukee. Recorded on January 14, 2021.
Milwaukee area author Nick Petrie returns to celebrate the launch of his sixth novel, the latest in his thrilling Peter Ash series, The Breaker, which brings Petrie's veteran hero back home for adventure in the Cream City. In conversation with Jim Higgins, Books and Arts Editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Cohosted by Books & Company of Oconomowoc and Whitefish Bay Public Library. Recorded on January 12, 2021.
Acclaimed activist Brockovich chats about her new book with Mary Burke of Building Brave. Superman's Not Coming, in which she makes clear why we are in the trouble we're in, and how, in large and practical ways, we each can take actions to bring about change. Presented by Boswell Book Company, UWM Women Leaders Conference, and UWM School of Freshwater Sciences. Recorded on December 16, 2020.
Comics artist Jim Terry chats about his brand new memoir, the story of growing up between households and cultures — his Irish American father’s in the Chicago suburbs and his Native (Ho-Chunk) mother’s in the Wisconsin Dells. Cohosted by Boswell Book Company and Lion's Tooth.
Journalist, producer, and author of books like The Girls of Atomic City, Kiernan chats about her latest book: a new way to look at American history through the story of giving thanks. With her sometimes-colaborater and always-husband, author Joseph D’Agnese. Recorded on November 25, 2020.
Writer of television, novels, memoirs, and much more, the four-time Emmy award winning Markoe chats about her latest work, a graphic memoir adapted from her childhood diaries. In conversation with cartoonist and graphic novelist Mimi Pond. Recorded on November 24, 2020.
Christine Kendall chats with Boswell Book Company's Daniel Goldin about her brand new middle grade novel about a girl whose dictionary is helping make sense of the world, her changing body, friendships, and a family that's struggling to stay strong amidst the turbulent backdrop of activism, across generations. Kendall is the NAACP Image Award Nominated author of Riding Chance.
Charles Baxter, National Book Award finalist and widely respected American author of novels, short stories, and more, sits down for a conversation about his novel The Sun Collective with Milwaukee author CJ Hribal. Recorded on November 19, 2020.
Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg joins us for a conversation about his latest collection of work about his southern roots. He's in conversation with Midwest Media owner Bill Young. Recorded on November 18, 2020.
Kiese Laymon, author of the memoir Heavy, which was named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, and many more, and Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi chats about his newly edited and revised essay collection. He chats with his friend Amina Wilson. Recorded on November 16, 2020.
Wisconsin poet and Professor Emeritus of English at the UW Whitewater DeWitt Clinton chats about his latest collection, By a Lake Near a Moon with Sylvia Cavanaugh, the English language editor for Poetry Hall: A Chinese and English Bilingual Journal. Recorded on November 11, 2020.
A Holiday Gift Guide Special Event! Daniel Goldin chats with Adrienne Raphel, author of one of his favorite books for giving in the 2020 (and beyond!) holiday season - Thinking Inside the Box, a delightful, erudite, and immersive exploration of the crossword puzzle and its fascinating history. Recorded on November 10, 2020.
Beloved author Elizabeth Berg chats about her new book, her first ever memoir, about caring for her aging parents. A Readings from Oconomowaukee event, this was cohosted by Books & Company of Oconomowoc, WI. Recorded on November 9, 2020.
Edgar winning author Elizabeth Wein chats about The Enigma Game, her latest thrilling YA novel with Carole E Barrowman. Recorded on November 8, 2020.
Darlene "Lolly" Wesenberg Rzezotarski chats about her new book, Memorable Milwaukee, a collection of images and tales about her artwork, which captures memorable figures in our city's history. She chats with Virginia Small, local writer. Recorded on November 5, 2020.
Juneau Black, pen name for the writing duo Jocelyn Cole and Sharon Nagel, chat with Daniel Goldin about the latest Shady Hollow Mystery, Mirror Lake. Recorded on October 29, 2020.
Readings from Oconomowaukee presents Matt Haig all the way from Brighton, UK to chat with bookstore proprietors Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company and Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company. Haig's latest is a dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived. Recorded on October 26, 2020.
This Ink/Well virtual event series entry features Suzzy Roche, a founding member of The Roches and novelist chatting about her latest book, The Town Crazy, with Wisconsin author Jane Hamilton. Recorded on October 21, 2020.
We're joined by our favorite French author for a chat about his brand new novel, The Readers' Room, a mystery in which a Parisian editor has a hit book on her hands - too bad no one knows who the author is or why the murders described in the book keep turning real! In conversation with Anne Leplae, Executive Director of our cohost Alliance Française de Milwaukee. Recorded on October 20, 2020.
Gross chats about his beguiling debut novel which tells the story about a Polish shtetl that the Nazi's missed and time forgot. He chats with his former mentor Andrew Silow-Carroll. Recorded on October 19, 2020.
John Grisham chats about his latest novel, the third book featuring Jake Brigance, hero of Grisham's very first novel, A Time to Kill. He's in conversation with Milwaukee's own Nick Petrie, author of the Peter Ash thrillers. Recorded on October 14, 2020.
Newbery Honoree and Edgar Award-winning author as well as native Wisconsinite chats about her new, instant-classic odd couple story with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Books and Arts Editor Jim Higgins. Recorded on October 12, 2020.
Gothic Milwaukee Founder chats about her new book with Molly Snyder of OnMilwaukee. Anna Lardinois recounts shocking true tales from Wisconsin's seamy past.
Milwaukee native and author of novels such as Whistling in the Dark and Good Graces chats about her latest work, a heartfelt story about three young girls searching for adventure during the summer of 1960. She's in conversation with Milwaukee's Lauren Fox, author of Send for Me.
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Author and Niche Book Bar Proprietor Cetonia Weston Roy chats with Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company about her brand new book and book business. Recorded on October 6, 2020.
REDgen and Boswell Book Company present and evening with Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, Child Psychologist and Professor at the University of Minnesota, for a discussion of her latest book. Gewritz chats with REDgen Board Member Ellie Campbell. Recorded on October 6, 2020.
Story Prize-winning author Helen Phillips chats about her National Book Award Longlisted novel, The Need, with Daniel Goldin. SPOILER WARNING! This is a spoiler-friendly event, which means the ending of the book is discussed. Don't want to ruin the book? Read it before you watch this video! Recorded on October 5, 2020.
Author Walschots chats about her novel Hench, the story of a super villain's lowly assistant who uses her greatest weapon to show that maybe superheroes aren't all they're cracked up to be - the power of the properly executed spreadsheet. In conversation with Boswellians Jason Kennedy and Daniel Goldin. Recorded on October 2, 2020.
Boswell Book Company and UWM ACCESS presents a conversation with New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone in conversation with Milwaukee Educator and Advocate Shana Lucas. Stone is author of Dear Martin and her new, follow-up novel for young readers, Dear Justyce. Recorded on September 30, 2020.
Author of All the Bright Places chats about her latest novel, the story of a young woman determined to write her own story, sex, heartbreak, family drama, and all. In conversation with Danielle Paige, author of the Dorothy Must Die series. Recorded on September 30, 2020.
Catherine Adel West chats with Milwaukee Educator and Advocate LaTasha Fields about Saving Ruby King, West's enthralling novel of a young woman in south side Chicago determined to protect her friends and family and the deadly secret that threatens to undermine both their families. Recorded on September 29, 2020.
Salar Abdoh, author of Tehran at Twilight, The Poet Game, and Opium, chats about his brand new novel, Out of Mesopotamia, which brings a Middle Eastern perspective to the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Abdoh is in conversation with Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Reporter Meg Jones. Recorded on September 23, 2020.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, author, and Milwaukee area native Akhtar chats about his latest book, a stunning autofiction novel which searches for an answer to the question: what does it mean to be an American? Akhtar is in conversation with Mark Clements, Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Rep, our event cosponsor. Recorded on September 22, 2020.
Boswell Book Company and Alliance Francaise de Milwaukee host a virtual event with author and editor Bill Buford in conversation with culinary historian Kyle Cherek for a chat about Buford's latest, a hilarious, highly obsessive account of the author's adventures in the world of French haute cuisine. Recorded on September 22, 2020.
Natalie Bakopoulus chats about her captivating novel set in Athens, Greece, about a woman returning to her childhood home after the unexpected death of her parents. She's in conversation with UWM Professor Valerie Laken, author of Dream House. Recorded on September 21, 2020.
Danny Gardner, Chicago native, author, and publisher of Bronzeville Books, chats about the second novel in his Elliot Caprice historical mystery series, Ace Boon Coon. In conversation with Nick Petrie. Recorded on September 18, 2020.
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Milwaukee area poet Goldman discusses her latest collection, Late Love, with Susan Firer, former Poet Laureate of Milwaukee. Recorded on September 10, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.