Wisconsin Book Festival Is November 2-5

The four-day Wisconsin Book Festival event will take place November 2-5, 2017, in and around Madison Public Library’s Central Library.

This year’s lineup includes:

•    Angela J. Davis, professor of law at American University, for Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment
•    Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor, creators of the Welcome to Night Vale podcast, for It Devours
•    Julia Glass, National Book Award-winning author of Three Junes, for A House Among the Trees
•    Amy Goldstein, Washington Post reporter, for Janesville: An American Story
•    Mary Gordon, celebrated Madison author, for There Your Heart Lies
•    Jason Reynolds, 2016 National Book Award Finalist for Young People, for All American Boys
•    Doug Stanton, New York Times bestselling military historian, for The Odyssey of Echo Company (in conversation with David Maraniss)
•    Jeremi Suri, former UW-Madison history professor, for The Impossible Presidency
•    Paul Yoon, National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree, for The Mountain

The festival will feature more than 70 events over four days with plenty of opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed.  See the full festival lineup at www.wisconsinbookfestival.org

In addition to the Festival each fall, the Wisconsin Book Festival offers author events throughout the year.  Upcoming events before and after the festival include Timothy Tyson for The Blood of Emmett Till (September 28), Nicole Krauss for Forest Dark (October 5), Nathan Englander for Dinner at the Center of the Earth (October 9), Annette Gordon-Reed for Most Blessed of the Patriarchs (October 11), Charles Sykes for How the Right Lost Its Mind (October 16), Gail Simmons for Bringing It Home (October 27), and Alexander McCall Smith for The House of Unexpected Sisters (November 17).

"We've already had a year filled with highlights, and I can't wait for the incredible moments that will undoubtedly come out of the 80 events we have planned this fall. I'm particularly looking forward to all of the discussions that will occur on issues that affect us all whether it be race, immigration, North Korea, climate change, or gender equality," said Conor Moran, Wisconsin Book Festival Director.

The Wisconsin Book Festival is hosted by Madison Public Library in partnership with the Madison Public Library Foundation. Festival sponsors make this event possible through their private support. 2017 Wisconsin Book Festival sponsors include: Madison Public Library Foundation, American Girl Fund for Children, Capitol Lakes, Friends of UW Libraries and UW Memorial Library, Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., Madison Gas & Electric, Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, Stafford Rosenbaum, and University Research Park, with additional support from Cheryl Rosen Weston, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, Madison Arts Commission, Nancy Pandhi and Alex Young, A Room of One's Own, UW-Madison Center for the Humanities,  Webcrafters-Frautschi Foundation, and Book Fest Benefactors. Inkind donations by Cricket Design Works and Edgewater Hotel and media sponsors Isthmus and Wisconsin Public Radio also provide festival support.