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Saved by the Bard

Michelle Ephraim MA’93, Phd’98 looks at her life through Shakespearean eyes in Green World.


National Treasures

In The Object at Hand, Beth Py-Lieberman ’83 tells America’s story via the Smithsonian collection.


Your Life’s Encore

In The Third Act, Josh Sapan ’75 talks with remarkable individuals about making their later years the best ones yet.


Write for Your Life

A jaded author gets more mystery than she bargains for in The Writing Retreat by Julia Bartz ’06.


Our Place in the Universe

In Cherokee Earth Dwellers, Christopher Teuton MA’95, PhD’03 explores humanity’s role in an interconnected web of lifeforms.


What Superheroes Teach Us

UW English professor Ramzi Fawaz shows how comic-book mutants can help readers make sense of cultural differences.


The Roaring Twenties

Sarah Thankam Mathews ’17’s All This Could Be Different explores the challenges of young adulthood in a tumultuous world.


From Captives to Community

In Descendant, Kern Jackson MA’91 documents the discovery of the last illegal slave ship and the people who never forgot it.


Sisterhood, Revisited

Novelist Hanna Halperin MFA’16 lays bare the shared experiences that unite long-divided paths.


A Storybook Romance

Kevin Henkes x’83 and Laura Dronzek ’82, MFA’93 met at UW–Madison, married, and now make magic together in children’s literature.


Black Girl Calls Home

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…


Aliens among Us

According to this UFO researcher, the extraterrestrials aren’t coming. They’re already here.


Poetry of the Moment

In timely new collections, married UW professors Cherene Sherrard and Amaud Jamaul Johnson explore Black identity and struggle.


Literary Sunshine

Emma Straub MFA’08 warmly explores family life in her new novel, "All Adults Here."