Wisconsin authors

Arts & Culture
4:17 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Novel Details How Character 'Became a Monster'

A new novel explores how a character breaks the cycle of abuse.
Credit Kathie Giorgio

Are some people just born evil? Or can our world, what we encounter in life, turn us evil?

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Arts & Culture
1:53 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Madison Author Examines Unhappy Marriage on the Shore in 'Sea Creatures'

Nationally known author Susanna Daniel is from Madison, but she'll be reading in Milwaukee tomorrow.
Credit Harper Collins

It took ten years for Wisconsin writer Susanna Daniel’s first novel to go from inception to bookstores. Stiltsville told the story of a long and generally happy marriage and its sad ending.

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3:55 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist's Life: A Poetic Memoir

The cover of Dr. Barry Blackwell's Memoir: Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist's Life.
Credit Photo courtesy of Barnes & Noble

Dr. Barry Blackwell has spent half a century working as a psychiatrist. But since moving from Britain to Milwaukee decades ago, he’s explored something quite unexpected for a medical practitioner: poetry.

For Blackwell, this wasn’t a midlife change-of-heart. Throughout his self-published memoir, Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist’s Life, Blackwell makes reference to his lifelong interest in writing. He recently sat down with WUWM’s Lake Effect to discuss his 600-page magnum opus.

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Arts & Culture
1:51 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Book Explores What Conditions We Put on Love

Dale Kushner's debut novel is an exploration of the forms of love.
Credit Dale Kushner

The legend goes that the Eskimos have dozens of words for snow.  Well, Madison author Dale Kushner thinks we should have more than one word for “love” in the English language.

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