Editor's Circle

The Editor’s Circle


Thank you, Editor’s Circle members, for joining the leadership giving program of Milkweed Editions! Because of your generosity, debut authors see their books published, readers discover amazing stories, and important voices are added to essential cultural conversations. In other words, you make great books happen. In appreciation for your transformative support, you gain access to authors, Milkweed’s unique publishing process, and the world of books. We thank you for your annual support of the press within the pages of one new book each year—selected for the group by our Publisher & CEO.

Editor’s Circle Spring Luncheon

Each year members of the Editor’s Circle invite friends and family to join them at a luncheon featuring an author published by Milkweed. Hosted at the beautiful Open Book building in downtown Minneapolis in May or early June, this event is not to be missed! Previous featured authors include Deni Ellis Béchard, Ada Limón, Alison Hawthorne Deming, and Elizabeth Rush.

Editor’s Circle Selections
Browse the books selected by our Publisher & CEO for the Editor’s Circle over the years!
Max Ritvo and Sarah Ruhl

In 2012, Sarah Ruhl was a distinguished author and playwright, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Max Ritvo was an exuberant, opinionated, and highly gifted poet in remission from pediatric cancer. Studded with poems and songs, their...

Alex Lemon

Brain surgery; Rilke, Rodin, and the craters of the moon; monkeys stealing an egg outside a temple in Kathmandu; wildfires in southern California; a son born into a shadowy hospital room; love; joy. This is a fragmented exploration of what it...

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...

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...

Cornerstone Editor’s Circle Members

Lifetime support of $100,000+

Anonymous  |  Emilie and Henry Buchwald  |  Mary Lee Dayton* (in remembrance)  |  Kathy and Mike Dougherty  |  Ellen Grace  |  Elizabeth and Edwin Hlavka  |  Constance and Daniel Kunin  |  Sheila C. Morgan  |  Chris and Jack Morrison  |  Margaret and Angus* Wurtele (in remembrance)

2018 Editor’s Circle Members

Annual support of $1,000+

Anonymous  |  Mary Aamoth  |  Lynn Abrahamsen  |  Elizabeth Andrus Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation  |  Bill and Terry Ankeny  |  Meagan Bachmayer and Neal Meyer  |  Sarah and Michael Bauer  |  Mary and Keith Bednarowski  |  Barry Berg and Walter Tambor  |  Breyer Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation  |  Emilie and Henry Buchwald  |  Timothy and Tara Clark  |  Albert J. Colianni Jr. and Susan F. Colianni  |  Cassie and Dan Cramer  |  Christopher and Katherine Crosby  |  Lisa Dalke and Kurt Bachmayer  |  Edward and Sherry Ann Dayton  |  Wendy Dayton  |  Claire and Jack Dempsey  |  Arundhati Deo  |  Veena Deo  |  Mary C. Dolan—The Longview Foundation  |  Beth and Kevin Dooley  |  Kathy and Mike Dougherty  |  Margaret Driscoll and Robert Keeley  |  William Driscoll and Lisa Hoffman  |  Martha Gabbert  |  Charles and Barbara Geer  |  Daniel and Patricia Gerhan  |  Raeanna and Walter Gislason  |  Joanne and John Gordon  |  Geoff and Janny Gothro  |  Ellen Grace  |  Jeanne and William Grandy  |  John Gulla and Andrea Godbout  |  Elizabeth and Edwin Hlavka  |  William and Cheryl Hogle  |  Emily and George R.A. Johnson  |  Hart and Susan Kuller  |  Constance and Daniel Kunin  |  Chris Lawrence and Meghan McGrann  |  Jim and Susan Lenfestey  |  Kathleen and Allen Lenzmeier  |  Adam and Maryann Lerner  |  Ross and Bridget Levin  |  Amy and Mark Lucas  |  Ann and Chris Malecek  |  Walter McCarthy and Clara Ueland  |  Robert and Vivian McDonald  |  Lucy and Bob Mitchell—The Longview Foundation  |  Ann and Alfred Moore  |  Kate Moos and Valerie Arganbright  |  Betsy Moran and Brian Johnson  |  Sheila C. Morgan  |  Chris and Jack Morrison  |  Helen Morrison  |  Kelly Morrison and John Willoughby  |  Carolyn and Bob Nelson  |  Martha and Brock Nelson  |  Robin B. Nelson  |  Wendy Nelson  |  Emily and Will Nicoll  |  Christopher Pearson and Amy Larson  |  Margy Sather Peterson and Paul Peterson  |  Elizabeth Petrangelo and Michael Lundeby  |  Jörg and Angela Pierach  |  Patricia Ploetz  |  Janet Polli and Matt Ides  |  Margaret and Dan Preska  |  Melissa Raphan and Tom Rock Charitable Fund  |  Lewis and Connie Remele  |  Alicia and Rick Reuter  |  Paul and Mary Reyelts Foundation  |  Rickeman/Murphy Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation  |  Sandra Roe  |  Becky Rom and Reid Carron  |  Sharon and Bob Ryan  |  Caryn Schall and Jeff Davis  |  Linda and Jesse Singh  |  Daniel Slager and Alyssa Polack  |  Nell and Chris Smith  |  Stephanie Sommer and Stephen Spencer  |  Bruce and Julie Steiner  |  Cassidy and Andrew Steiner  |  Sarah Stoesz and David Foster  |  Tracey Thayer Breazeale and Jeff Breazeale  |  Ruth Travis  |  Rachel and Karl Ulfers  |  Joanne Von Blon  |  Kathleen and Bill Wanner  |  David Washburn and Meg Anderson  |  Greg and Ellen Weyandt  |  Eleanor and Fred Winston—The Longview Foundation  |  Margaret Wurtele

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