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UW English professor Ramzi Fawaz shows how comic-book mutants can help readers make sense of cultural differences.
Sarah Thankam Mathews ’17’s All This Could Be Different explores the challenges of young adulthood in a tumultuous world.
In Tailspin, John Armbruster ’89 takes inspiration from an aviator who survived a World War II crash.
In Descendant, Kern Jackson MA’91 documents the discovery of the last illegal slave ship and the people who never forgot it.
Novelist Hanna Halperin MFA’16 lays bare the shared experiences that unite long-divided paths.
Anita Mannur ’96 explores the ways in which othered communities reclaim space through food.
"Matrix," by novelist Lauren Groff MFA’06, portrays an unlikely feminist utopia.
Kevin Anderson ’83 never abandoned his youthful passion, and now he’s one of the most successful authors in his field.
Avi ’59, MA’62 conquered a writing disorder to become a renowned children’s author.
In Home Made, Liz Hauck MA’17, PhDx’23 explores the philosophical implications of dinner.
Kevin Henkes x’83 and Laura Dronzek ’82, MFA’93 met at UW–Madison, married, and now make magic together in children’s literature.
Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel Moniz MFA’14 is a must-read.
Pao Lor PhD’01 chronicles his American journey in Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee’s Childhood Story of Survival.
During her time in the UW’s First Wave program, Mans toured internationally as a slam poet and released her first book. Redens Desrosiers As a poet in Newark, New Jersey, Jasmine Mans ’15 is surrounded by a vibrant artistic community. “The culture of art is…
According to this UFO researcher, the extraterrestrials aren’t coming. They’re already here.
In "Beginners," Tom Vanderbilt ’91 proves that old folks can learn new tricks.
JKX Comics illustrates vital concepts for nonscientists.
In timely new collections, married UW professors Cherene Sherrard and Amaud Jamaul Johnson explore Black identity and struggle.
Jake Wood ’05 offers veterans a new sense of purpose.
Emma Straub MFA’08 warmly explores family life in her new novel, "All Adults Here."
In Tomboyland, Melissa Faliveno ’06 questions the meaning of queerness and class.
This Is How the Heart Beats documents a persecuted community.
The Other’s Gold charts messy college relationships.
Veronica Rueckert’s Outspoken unleashes the power of women’s voices.
Anika Fajardo ’97 searches for her long-lost father in the memoir Magical Realism for Non-Believers.
Erin Lee Carr ’10 grapples with the legacy of her father, the brilliant but troubled New York Times journalist David Carr.
His acclaimed biography profiles the great American abolitionist.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Fisher Swanson ’87 of Denver has published her second book, The Glass Forest. The literary suspense novel takes place in the 1960s, when 21-year-old Angie Glass is living a picturesque life in her Wisconsin hometown with her husband,…
Nancy Baym ’86 studies the close connection between musicians and audiences.