Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wisconsin Book Festival

The Wisconsin Book Festival has announced its Featured Presenters for the Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2010 event held in Madison:

Michele Norris, beloved host of NPR's All Things Considered, joins us to share her memoir, The Grace of Silence, a personal take on race in America.

Gary Shteyngart was recently featured by The New Yorker magazine as one of 20 outstanding authors under age 40. His new novel is Super Sad True Love Story.

Kao Kalia Yang is the author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, a passionate account of her family's harrowing escape from Laos and eventual immigration to the United States when she was a child.

Bill Malone is known to folks in Madison from his popular show on WORT, but they may not know he is a groundbreaking country music historian, having written the seminal work Country Music, U.S.A.

Marilyn Taylor, Wisconsin's Poet Laureate, has brought together a panel of poets for a Festival event entitled "The Gods Will See You Now: Five Wisconsin Poets on Matters of the Spirit."

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