Attention, Milwaukee!

Milwaukee-area readers, take note: tomorrow (Wednesday, October 30) at 7 p.m. you have the chance to hear not one but two Commonweal contributors talking fiction at Boswell Book Company.

Valerie Sayers will be discussing her new novel The Powers with Liam Callanan, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Sayers is a frequent contributor -- we published her short story "Children of Night" in July, and an earlier short story, "Brooklyn, Bewitched," is now a chapter in The Powers. (I cheered aloud when I found that out. More Babe O'Leary? Yes, please!) You can also read this recent interview with Sayers courtesy of our digital editor, Dominic Preziosi.

Liam Callanan is the author of two novels, All Saints and The Cloud Atlas (no, not that Cloud Atlas), and a Commonweal contributor too. You can order his books, and the newly reissued Sayers catalog, from Boswell Book Company. And if you're in the area, head there tomorrow night to hear what they have to say to each other.


Mollie Wilson O’​Reilly is editor-at-large and columnist at Commonweal.

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