On this edition of Madison Book Beat George Dreckmann interviews John Hildebrand, whose latest book, Long Way Round: Through the Heartland by River has just been released in paperback by the University of Wisconsin Press. Hildebrand recounts his trip around Wisconsin by canoe as well has his previous works about the rural Midwest and travel on the Yukon River.
John Hildebrand is the author of numerous books, including the award-winning Mapping the Farm: The Chronicle of a Family and, more recently, The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac. His essays have appeared in Harper’s, Audubon, and Sports Illustrated. He recently retired from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire where he taught writing.