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Go Big Read seeking book suggestions for 2022-23 

November 17, 2021

Once again, the theme for Go Big Read is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation. 

Author of ‘Go Big Read’ selection visits campus

November 4, 2021

Yaa Gyasi, author of the 2021-22 "Go Big Read" novel “Transcendent Kingdom,” spoke to faculty and students from the African Studies Program at Mark H. Ingraham Hall on Thursday, and met with First-Year Interest Group and Honors Program students at the Pyle Center.

Novel ‘Transcendent Kingdom’ chosen as UW–Madison’s 2021-22 Go Big Read book

April 7, 2021

While recent GBR books have been nonfiction, this year’s selection uses a fictional story to explore the very real issues of race, immigration, science, faith and family.

Go Big Read seeking book suggestions for 2020-21

November 6, 2019

UW-Madison’s common reading program is seeking submissions for the 2020-21 year. Once again, the theme is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation.

Go Big Read book ‘The Poison Squad’ featured on WPR’s ‘Chapter a Day’

September 30, 2019

Blum’s book pays tribute to Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, dubbed the “father of the pure food and drug act.”

Food safety subject of Go Big Read book

April 17, 2019

Deborah Blum’s “The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century,” pays tribute to Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley and his work to ensure our food is safe.

Go Big Read seeking book suggestions

November 14, 2018

Once again, the theme for Go Big Read is “contemporary issues” — topics such as technology, climate change, health care, or any other issue that’s spurring conversation. Books can be fiction or nonfiction.

Book about Great Lakes chosen for Go Big Read

April 18, 2018

“The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” tells the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Go Big Read event will be Oct. 9 at UW–Madison

October 4, 2017

A UW–Madison panel will discuss J.D. Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” at a Go Big Read Keynote Event at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.

Alumnus Matthew Desmond wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘Evicted’

April 10, 2017

Desmond received his doctorate from UW–Madison in 2010. He is an affiliate of the UW's Institute for Research on Poverty.