DOUG
MOE

Doug Moe is the award-winning author of numerous critically-acclaimed non-fiction books, as well as thousands of newspaper columns and magazine articles. In addition to his books and journalism, he writes corporate, foundation and personal histories, all with a signature storytelling style that has earned him a devoted following across more than four decades.

ABOUT DOUG

Doug Moe is the award-winning author of numerous critically-acclaimed non-fiction books, as well as thousands of newspaper columns and magazine articles. In addition to his books and journalism, he writes corporate, foundation and personal histories, all with a signature storytelling style that has earned him a devoted following across more than four decades.

Doug Moe, a lifelong Madisonian and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was called “the inimitable chronicler of Madison” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss and “a star among Wisconsin journalists” by author and Progressive Magazine editor Bill Lueders.

Doug has worked as a journalist and author for more than 40 years. The author of 10 books, with several more in progress, he currently writes a monthly column for Madison Magazine and a weekly blog for its website. Doug also contributes to a variety of other publications, including Milwaukee Magazine, On Wisconsin Magazine, Our Wisconsin Magazine, and Isthmus. As a daily columnist for 18 years with The Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal, he authored more than 4,000 columns.



CELEBRATED AND TRUSTED

Doug has won numerous awards for his writing, including being named “Best Digital Columnist’ by the Milwaukee Press Club and being voted best local writer or columnist more than a dozen times.

His books include “Tommy: My Journey of a Lifetime,” written with four-term Wisconsin Gov. Tommy G. Thompson; “The World of Mike Royko,” an illustrated biography of the celebrated Chicago columnist that was a Chicago Tribune Choice Selection of the Year; “Lords of the Ring: The Triumph and Tragedy of College Boxing’s Greatest Team,” runner-up for the Derleth Award for the best nonfiction book of the year by a Wisconsin author; and “Good Men: The Lives and Philanthropy of Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman,” which recounts the legendary largesse of two Madison businessman brothers.



CURRENT PROJECTS

Doug is currently finishing the corporate history of Total Administrative Services Corporation (TASC) a $100 million company that began by helping central Wisconsin farmers save money on taxes. He is likewise completing a collaboration with Eric Sarno, a triathlete who survived a hemorrhagic stroke at age 37 and has gone on to be a strong advocate for stroke and brain injury patients.

Doug is currently working on biographies of two remarkable individuals: Kit Saunders-Nordeen, who pioneered women’s athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Karl Paul Link, a UW-Madison scientist whose work led to the discovery of the rat poison and blood-thinner warfarin.

Doug and his wife, Jeanan Yasiri Moe, live in Madison with their mighty Pomeranian, U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens.


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