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.

Special Events

Members of the Editor’s Circle are invited to attend special events featuring Milkweed authors!

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)

2021 Editor’s Circle Members

Annual support of $1,000+

Anonymous (2)  |  Mary Aamoth  |  Lynn Abrahamsen  |  Elizabeth Andrus Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation  |  Bill and Terry Ankeny  |  Doug and Julie Baker  |  Sarah and Michael Bauer  |  Mary and Keith Bednarowski  |  Barry Berg and Walter Tambor  |  Breyer Family Fund of The Minneapolis Foundation  |  Emilie and Henry Buchwald  |  Albert J. Colianni Jr. and Susan F. Colianni  |  Jeanne Corwin  |  Page and Jay Cowles  |  Christopher and Katherine Crosby  |  Claire and Jack Dempsey  |  Arundhati Deo  |  Veena Deo  |  Mary C. Dolan—The Longview Foundation  |  Pat and Christine Donovan  |  Beth and Kevin Dooley  |  William Driscoll and Lisa Hoffman  |  Margaret Driscoll and Robert Keeley  |  Laurie and Robert Everett  |  Martha Gabbert  |  Charles and Barbara Geer  |  Shelly Gill Murray and Brian Murray  |  Raeanna and Walter Gislason  |  Joanne and John Gordon  |  Geoff and Janny Gothro  |  Ellen Grace  |  Joseph Green and Trudi Anderson  |  Matt Nolan and Richard Hall  |  Phillip and Tonya Hampton  |  Ned and Carol Hancock  |  Elizabeth and Edwin Hlavka  |  William and Cheryl Hogle  |  Tom Holtz  |  Plum Johnson  |  Susan Kaufman and John Sullivan  |  Hart and Susan Kuller  |  Constance and Daniel Kunin  |  Peter Laird and Mary Jane Melendez  |  Chris Lawrence and Meghan McGrann  |  Donald and Elizabeth Leeper  |  Jim and Susan Lenfestey  |  Kathleen and Allen Lenzmeier  |  Diane and David Lilly  |  Ann and Chris Malecek  |  Anne-Marie and David Mariano  |  Walter McCarthy and Clara Ueland  |  Robert and Vivian McDonald  |  Jorie and Keith Miller  |  Lucy and Bob Mitchell—The Longview Foundation  |  Shawn Monaghan and Greg Plotnikoff  |  Ann and Alfred Moore  |  Kate Moos and Valerie Arganbright  |  Sheila C. Morgan  |  Chris and Jack Morrison  |  Kelly Morrison and John Willoughby  |  Matt Murphy and Maura Rockcastle  |  Carolyn and Bob Nelson  |  Martha and Brock Nelson  |  Robin B. Nelson  |  Wendy Nelson  |  Emily and Will Nicoll  |  Mary and Matt Nicoll  |  R. T. Rybak and Megan O'Hara  |  Owen Paepke  |  Christopher Pearson and Amy Larson  |  Elizabeth Petrangelo and Michael Lundeby  |  Jörg and Angela Pierach  |  Patricia Ploetz  |  Janet Polli and Matt Ides  |  Pete Rainey  |  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  |  Sharon and Robert Ryan  |  Stephanie Simon  |  Linda and Jesse Singh  |  Daniel Slager and Alyssa Polack  |  Nell and Chris Smith  |  Stephanie Sommer and Stephen Spencer  |  Barbara Spannaus  |  Sarah Stoesz and David Foster  |  Tracey Thayer Breazeale and Jeff Breazeale  |  Patrick and Jess Thomas  |  Margot Walk  |  Kathleen and Bill Wanner  |  Meg Anderson and David Washburn  |  Greg and Ellen Weyandt  |  Eleanor and Fred Winston—The Longview Foundation

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