Norman Gilliland



Norman Gilliland is a longtime host-producer at Wisconsin Public Radio. In addition to hosting weekday classical music broadcasts, he reads for Chapter A Day. He does interviews for WPR’s University of the Air and PBS Wisconsin’s University Place Presents. He’s the author of three novels—the prize-winning Sand Mansions, Midnight Catch, and Downeast Ledge—and two books about classical music—Grace Notes for a Year and Scores to Settle. His audio productions include Beowulf: The Complete Story—a Drama and Oedipus Rex. He’s in the seven-member cast of the Oscar-winning film A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin. For many summers he’s been the emcee of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s popular Concerts on the Square, speaking to audiences of 30,000 or more each week.. He lives in Middleton, WI, with his wife Amanda.

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