Editor's Circle

The Editor's Circle


The Editor's Circle is the leadership giving program of Milkweed Editions. Members support the press with an annual gift and are recognized for their transformative giving within the pages of one new book each year—selected for the group by our Publisher & CEO.

For more information, please contact Meagan Bachmayer, our Development Director.

Editor's Circle Selections
Take a look at the books supported by the Editor's Circle over the years.
The Home Place
J. Drew Lanham

Growing up on his family’s land in South Carolina, the author fell in love with the subtle beauties of the natural world around him—and grew up to be one of the lone black men in a predominantly white field. This memoir is a riveting exploration...

Medicine Walk
Richard Wagamese

When sixteen-year-old Franklin Starlight is summoned by his ailing father, Eldon, Franklin’s sense of duty clashes with the resentment he feels for his father’s many years of neglect and drinking. But when the two men set out together on one last...

Rafael de Grenade

Inundated by monsoon floods in the winter, baked dry in the summer, and filled with the deadliest animals in the world, Australia’s Stilwater Station seems an unlikely home for a cattle operation. But over the course of one season, a ragged crew...

David Rhodes

Home to a few hundred people yet absent from state maps, Words, Wisconsin, comes richly to life by way of an extraordinary cast of characters: a cantankerous retiree, a lifelong paraplegic, a former drifter, and many others. At once intimate and...

Miriam Karmel

Esther Lustig has led a seemingly conventional life—marriage, two children, a life in suburban Chicago. Now, at the age of eighty-five, she’s left with questions and her memories, as the unforgettable Esther attempts to come to terms with the...

Cornerstone Editor’s Circle Members

Lifetime support of $100,000+

Anonymous (1)  |  Emilie and Henry Buchwald  |  Mary Lee Dayton  |  Kathy and Mike Dougherty  |  Ellen Grace  |  Elizabeth and Edwin Hlavka  |  Chris and Jack Morrison  |  Margaret and Angus Wurtele 

2016 Editor's Circle Members

Annual support of $1,000+

Anonymous (1)  |  Mary Aamoth  |  Lynn Abrahamsen  |  Libby Andrus and Roby Thompson  |  Kurt Bachmayer and Lisa Dalke  | Brad and Marcia Ballinger  |  Barry Berg and Walter Tambor  |  Marcy Brekken  |  Emilie and Henry Buchwald  |  Gail and Robert Buuck  |  Page and Jay Cowles  |  Cassie and Dan Cramer  |  Chris Crosby and Kate Anderson Crosby  |  Veena Deo  |  Lucas and Libby Detor  |  Mary C. Dolan—The Longview Foundation  |  Beth and Kevin Dooley  |  Kathy and Mike Dougherty  |  Elizabeth Driscoll  |  Peggy Driscoll and Rob Keeley  |  William Driscoll and Lisa Hoffman  |  John Ford  |  Martha and John Gabbert  |  Chuck and Barbara Geer  |  Joanne and John Gordon  |  Ellen Grace  |  William and Jeanne Grandy  |  Jocelyn Hale and Glenn Miller  |  Amanda Hawn and Nathan Larsen  |  Liz and Van Hawn  |   Jayne and Al Hilde, Jr.  |  Elizabeth and Edwin Hlavka  |  William and Cheryl Hogle  |  Van Horgen  |  Emily and George R.A. Johnson  |  Judith Kissner  |  Hart and Susan Kuller  |  Constance and Daniel Kunin  |  Donald and Elizabeth Leeper  |  Jim and Susan Lenfestey  |  Kathleen and Allen Lenzmeier  |  Adam and Maryann Lerner  |  Ross and Bridget Levin  |  Ann and Chris Malecek  |  Robert and Vivian McDonald  |  Jorie and Keith Miller  |  Lucy and Bob Mitchell—The Longview Foundation  |  Ann and Alfred Moore  |  Kate Moos and Valerie Arganbright  |  Betsy Moran and Brian Johnson  |  Shelia Morgan  |  Chris and Jack Morrison  |  Kelly Morrison and John Willoughby  |  Carolyn and Robert Nelson  |  Robin B. Nelson  |  Wendy Nelson |  Jesse Okie and Mary Harrington  |  William and Suzanne Payne  |  Christopher Pearson and Amy Larson  |  Elizabeth Petrangelo and Michael Lundby  |  Jörg and Angela Pierach  |  Patricia Ploetz  |  Janet Polli and Matt Ides  |  Margaret and Dan Preska  |  Sandra Roe  |  Cheryl Ryland  |  Stephen and Cindy Snyder  |  Stephanie Sommer and Stephen Spencer  |  Lawrence Steiner  |  Jeff and Kathleen Thomas  |  Joanne Von Blon  |  Margot Walk  |  Kathleen and Bill Wanner  |  Cinnamon Whaley  |  Eleanor and Fred Winston  |  Margaret and Angus Wurtele  |  Alyson Yarberry and Perry Daskas

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