Still True in the news


  • The Wisconsin Library Association awarded “Still True” with its highest honor, the 2023 WLA Literary Award for Fiction
  • “Still True” is a finalist for the Chicago Writers Association’s 2023 Book of the Year
  • Audiobook rights sold! Connecticut-based Tantor Media has purchased the audiobook rights to “Still True.” More information to follow.
  • “Still True” was named the honorable mention selection for the 2022 Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award. The prize is given to the best fiction book published by a Wisconsin writer in the previous year. The Wisconsin Writers Awards was established in 1964 and is Wisconsin’s longest-running literary award for published work. 
  • “Still True” is a silver medal winner in the 33rd annual Midwest Book Awards in the Literary/Contemporary/Historical Fiction category. The Midwest Book Awards are presented by MiPA, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting independent publishers in the Midwest. This year, MiPA received 303 entries, made up of 227 unique titles in a range of genres from 122 independent publishers from each state in MiPA’s 12-state region.
  • “Still True is one of three finalists for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association’s STAR Award for Outstanding Debut. Congratulations to fellow finalist Grace Marcus, author of “Visible Signs,” and to winner Maggie Smith, author of “Truth and Other Lies.”
  • “Still True” is the 2023 selection for Madison Public Library’s Book Club Cafe. Maggie Ginsberg joins an impressive lineup of past authors that have included Chloe Benjamin, Lucy Tan, Jane Hamilton and Elizabeth Berg. Tickets for the May 15 are on sale now.
  • Maggie Ginsberg will be keynoting the Friday luncheon at the 2023 Wisconsin Library Association’s annual Wisconsin Association of Public Libraries WAPL conference in Oshkosh on Friday, April 28.

Find details for these announcements on the Events page.


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2023 Book of the Year | Finalist, Chicago Writer’s Association

Chicago Writer’s Association names finalists for 2023 Book of the Year

Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award Honorable Mention | Wisconsin Writers Awards

‘Still True’ is the 2022 honorable mention selection for the Edna Ferber Fiction Book Award.

2023 Midwest Book Awards | Literary/Contemporary/Historical Fiction

Annual Midwest Book Awards Announces Finalists, Gold winners announced live June 17

2022 Holiday Picks | Arcadia Books

Bookseller Todd’s 10 Holiday Picks of 2022

Matt’s Holiday Interviews: Maggie Ginsberg | AM950 The Matt McNeil Show on AM950

Interview with Matt McNeil on AM950, the Progressive Voice of Minnesota

A Year End in Books with A Room of Own’s Own co-owner Gretchen Treu | WORT FM’s A Public Affair

Books of the year, the store’s first full year in the new location, and what it is like to run an independent book store 

Review: ‘Still True,’ by Maggie Ginsberg — Don’t Miss  | StarTribune

Minneapolis StarTribune Sunday newspaper book review by senior books editor Laurie Hertzel

Recording: In Conversation with Frank Bures  | Magers & Quin Booksellers

This 60-minute conversation and reading is now available online.

6o-minute interview with Barbara Demarco-Barrett  | Writers on Writing

YouTube Channel  // Podcast Broadcast

‘It’s Just the Air We Breathe’ | Wisconsin Public Radio

Madison author’s new book taps into alcoholism in Wisconsin by Jonah Beleckis

Interview with Madison Poet Laureate Angela Trudell Vasquez | Madison BookBeat

For the hour-long Madison BookBeat podcast, Angela Trudell Vasquez interviewed Maggie Ginsberg about her debut novel.

Maggie Ginsberg on the exciting, vulnerable, terrifying road to becoming an author | Madison Magazine

Q&A with Q&A with Maggie Ginsberg, author of the novel ‘Still True,’ out Sept. 27

When do life’s tools of escape become weapons? | Wisconsin State Journal

Gena Kittner’s Sunday Best interview with Maggie Ginsberg on her debut novel “Still True”

New Wisconsin-Connected Books to Cozy Up With This Fall | Milwaukee Magazine

Four picks from managing editor Archer Parquette in the September issue of Milwaukee Magazine

On word vitamins, substance abuse, and her complicated love letter to small-town Wisconsin | Readers Lane

Review of ‘Still True’ and interview by author Laura Anne Bird

A Chat with Writer Maggie Ginsberg on Her Journey from Freelance Journalist to First-Time Novelist | Doug Moe

Doug Moe interviews Maggie Ginsberg as a spotlight for the September edition of the Mystery to Me bookstore monthly newsletter

Wisconsin Book Festival officially launches 20th-anniversary celebration | Madison Magazine

The milestone year featuring 50 authors — including our own Maggie Ginsberg — will take place Oct. 13-16 at Central Library

Love, Life and Writing in The Driftless | Chippewa Valley Writers Guild

A Q&A with author Maggie Ginsberg on her debut novel, Still True, by Grace Schutte

Interview with Maggie Ginsberg | Writing Threads Podcast with Heather King

A conversation with Maggie Ginsberg on Writing, Alcoholism, and when it’s time to NOT be honest.

‘Everybody Wants to Hear a Story’ | Mount Horeb Mail newspaper

As she prepares for the release of her debut novel, Ginsberg talks about the power of narrative

Interview with Camille DeAngelis | Instagram Live

The author of Bones & All (now a Timothée Chalamet movie) and Maggie Ginsberg catch up on their long-time friendship and talk about the themes in Maggie’s debut novel, Still True.

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The cover of Maggie Ginsberg's debut novel Still True with two houses connected by a telephone wire lined with birds, and moody clouds in the background, and a Luis Alberto Urrea quote on the cover that says "I could stay in this story for years."
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