The Wisconsin Book Festival’s fall celebration kicks off with Emma Straub’s discussion of her new book, All Adults Here at 4 pm tomorrow. From the New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers and The Vacationers, All Adults Here is a warm, funny, and keenly perceptive novel about the life cycle of one family–as the kids become parents, grandchildren become teenagers, and a matriarch confronts the legacy of her mistakes.
Other events include (but are not limited to)
- Seven-time NAACP Image Award winner and the first recipient of the Rosa Parks Woman of Courage Award, Nikki Giovanni for Make Me Rain (October 15 at 7:00 PM)
- Edgar Award winner for Best First Novel, Angie Kim, and Booker Prize nominee, Kiley Reid, for their books Miracle Creek & Such a Fun Age (October 15 at 8:30 PM)
- Former White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama Jennifer Palmieri for She Proclaims (October 17th at 11:30 AM)
- Pulitzer Prize finalist and Hurston/Wright Legacy Award winner, Laila Lalami for Conditional Citizens (October 17th at 1:00PM)
- Journalist and former deputy director of Hispanic media for the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign, Paola Ramos for Finding Latinx (October 17th at 2:30 PM)
- Director of Columbia University’s Center for Theoretical Physics, Brian Greene and Guggenheim Fellow, Janna Levin, for their books Until the End of Time & Black Hole Survivial Guide (October 17th at 7:00 PM)
- Celebrated conservationist, Terry Tempest Williams for Erosion (October 17th at 8:30 PM)
All the events will be virtual this year and while we're sad that we won't be able to meet in person and celebrate books and authors, going virtual makes it so you don't have to miss a thing. You can view the full festival lineup at wisconsinbookfestival.org.