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Bob Wake

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Bob Wake
BornRobert Arnold Wake
July 28, 1954
🎓 Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin
💼 Occupation
Author, publisher
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Bob Wake (born Robert Arnold Wake, July 28, 1954) is a Wisconsin publisher and author who has written multiple award-winning short stories.

Wake moved to Madison in 1979 in order to attend graduate school at the University of Wisconsin.[1] He published a collection of short stories in 1997 titled Caffeine[2]. His short stories have appeared in Rosebud Magazine, The Madison Review, Madison Magazine, and Wisconsin People & Ideas[3].

He is the editor of Cambridge Book Review Press, which he founded in 1997.[1] The press has published well-received professional books on autism as well as numerous literary projects, notably the first English translation of Henri-Pierre Roché's Two English Girls.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2000 First Place: Madison Magazine Best Short Fiction for "The Sacred Grove"[4]
  • 2002 First Place: Wisconsin Academy Review Short Story Contest for "Knights of Pythagorus"[5]
  • 2004 Council for Wisconsin Writers Rediscovering Wisconsin Writers Award for "Walden West and the Twilight of Transcendentalism"[6]
  • 2017 First Place: Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction Contest for "Mudstone"[7]
  • 2018 Council for Wisconsin Writers Zona Gale Short Fiction Award for "Mudstone"[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Moe, Doug (October 9, 2011). "'Fisherman's Beach' walks twisting tail". Madison State Journal. Retrieved August 14, 2019. Wake, who came to Madison in 1979 for graduate school in English, has written and published award-winning short fiction. In 1997 he founded Cambridge Book Review Press.
  2. "Caffeine & Other Stories | Coffee Spew". Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  3. "Bob Wake |". Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  4. "About". Coffee Spew. 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  5. Wake, Robert (Summer 2002). "Knights of Pythagoras". Wisconsin Academy review. 48 (3).
  6. Wake, Bob (2015-02-22). "Walden West and the Twilight of Transcendentalism". Medium. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  7. "Mudstone |". Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  8. "CWW Award Winners Archives". Council for Wisconsin Writers. Retrieved 2019-05-04.

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