Michelle Wildgen's Humor Writing Showcase
Novelist and Tin House editor, Michelle Wildgen hosts a late-night showcase of some of the Wisconsin Book Festival's funniest talent on Saturday night. Come see featured authors read something a little less serious and sure to be hilarious.
Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of three other novels The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
Lucas Mann's essays and stories have appeared in Gawker, TriQuarterly, The Rumpus, Wigleaf, and The Kenyon Review, among others. His first book, Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere, was a 2013 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. He earned his MFA in literary nonfiction from The University of Iowa, where he was an Arts Fellow and a Provost's Visiting Writer. Currently, he lives in Providence, RI and teaches at the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.
Michelle Wildgen’s fourth novel will be published by Zibby Books in August 2023. Her first novel, You’re Not You, was adapted into a feature film starring Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review and Modern Love, O Magazine, RealSimple.com, Best Food Writing, and elsewhere. A former executive editor with the award-winning literary journal Tin House, she is a freelance editor and creative writing teacher in Madison, Wis. Her featured novel is Wine People.