In the News

Just as countless inspiring works fill the shelves of our libraries, there are many stories to tell about the ways the foundation supports the libraries’ facilities, services and programs. Read or view recent news coverage below. For media inquiries, visit our For the Press page.

Two-Dozen Wisconsin Writers to Speak at Festival

Foundation News–While the Wisconsin Book Festival features nationally and internationally recognized authors each year, it also serves as a “home” festival of sorts to Wisconsin authors.

Wisconsin Book Festival Authors in the Running for National Book Awards

Foundation News–Did you know that two of Wisconsin Book Festival’s own authors are finalists for National Book Awards? New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson is a finalist in the fiction category with her book Another Brooklyn. For his book Nothing Ever Dies, Pulitzer Price-winner Viet Thanh Nguyen has been named a finalist in the nonfiction category.

Year-Round Book Fest Reaches Pinnacle

Wisconsin State Journal–Under the Madison Public Library Foundation’s leadership, the Wisconsin Book Festival has morphed from a once-a-year frenzy for literature lovers into a year-round event series culminating in a four-day celebration in the fall. That celebration begins this week with more than 70 events in Downtown Madison.

Classics for a Cause: Authors of ‘We Gotta Get Out of This Place’ host benefit for Pinney Library

Isthmus–In We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, local authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner explain the role music played in the lives of American soldiers serving in a strange and foreign land. On Sept. 30, they’ll share those stories through the actual words and voices of veterans who survived the war, as well as live performances of the songs that got them through it.

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