Wisconsin Writers Abound in 100 Summer Reads

Congratulations to Council for Wisconsin Writers’ 2010 Kingery/Derleth Book-Length Nonfiction Award winner Ann Angel for making yesterday’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 100 Books for Your Summer Reading List for her new book, Things I’ll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves, published by Candlewick Press. Ann not only edited this volume of fictional stories for young adults, she contributed a story as did her fellow Wisconsite and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators member Emily Kokie. To find her listing, click on the link above or go to http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/books/100-books-for-your-summer-reading-list-b99487141z1-305465031.html. Scroll down to the last catagory, BOOKS FOR CHILDREN and TEENS.  Things I’ll Never Say is the last entry.

Meet Me Halfway: Milwaukee Stories by CWW board member Jennifer Morales is included in the category of BOOKS BY WISCONSIN WRITERS.  Meet Me Halfway is published by the University of Wisconsin Press. Morales accompanied her recent book tour with fascinating blog posts that include reactions to and conversations prompted by her sitting in open spaces with a large sign that read,  “Please Talk With Me About Race.” Her blog is at http://moraleswrites.com/blog/.

CWW’s 2014 recipient of an Zona Gale Short Fiction honorable mention, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Liam Callanan for his “Exhibit A” story, is also listed in the BOOKS BY WISCONSIN WRITERS category. His Listen & Other Stories is published by Four Way Books.

Other books in the category of Books by Wisconsin Writers are:

Beneath the Bonfire: Stories (Thomas Dunne Books), by Nickolas Butler.

Bike Battles: A History of Sharing The American Road (University of Washington Press), by University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, historian James Longhurst.

Children of the Stone: The Power of Music in a Hard Land (Bloomsbury), by Sandy Tolan.

Imaginary Things (Astor + Blue), by University of Wisconsin-Waukesha instructor Andrea Lochen.

The Jesus Cow: A Novel (Harper), by Michael Perry.

Long Black Curl (Tor), by Alex Bledsoe.

Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker (Random House), by president of Green Bay’s St. Norbert College Thomas Kunkel.

The Man Who Painted the Universe: The Story of a Planetarium in the Heart of the North Woods (Wisconsin Historical Society Press), by Ron Legro and Avi Lank.

Rise From the River (Main Street Rag), by Kathie Giorgio.

They Are All My Family (PublicAffairs), by John P. Riordan with Monique Brinson Demery.

The literary talent in this state is astounding!

Read more about CWW award winners at www.wiswriters.org/year.htm.



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