Jane Rotonda, Wisconsin Book Festival Director
Jane Rotonda began work on the Wisconsin Book Festival in February 2023. Jane joined the team after eight years at the nonprofit Wisconsin Public Radio, where she worked closely with numerous author guests on WPR programming, and her love of reading inspired her to found WPR’s first-ever book club. She graduated from the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

Rodlyn-mae Banting, Wisconsin Book Festival Communications & Events Associate
Rodlyn-mae Banting joined the Wisconsin Book Festival in March of 2024. She has worked in higher education, journalism, and philanthropy both in the US and abroad. She most recently served as the Communications Associate at Brooklyn Org and has interviewed authors about their work for Electric Literature, Jezebel, and more. She received a master’s degree in Gender & Women’s Studies from UW-Madison.

Tana Elias, Digital Services and Marketing Manager, Madison Public Library
Tana Elias coordinates Madison Public Library’s online presence through multiple web sites, social media, and online outreach with the library’s diverse array of community partners. She manages the library's Digital Services and Marketing department and oversees media communications and library-wide communications technology.