newspapaer December 09

News and Reviews

Awards Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair Longlisted for the 2017 PEN/Open Book Award Books Flock Together by B. J. Hollars Praise from Kirkus: “An insightful memoir on one man’s quest to know living birds by examining those birds that have ceased to exist.” Transmedial Narratology and Contemporary Media Culture by Jan-Noël Thon Review in Diegesis: “. . . a […]

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Excerpt:Fight for Old DC

The following is an excerpt from Fight for Old DC: George Preston Marshall, the Integration of the Washington Redskins, and the Rise of a New NFL (Nebraska, 2016) by Andrew O’Toole. O’Toole is the author of numerous books, including Paul Brown: The Rise and Fall Again of Football’s Most Innovative Coach, Smiling Irish Eyes: Art Rooney and the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Sweet William: […]

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Reading List: Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for holiday gift guides! Dig into our backlist for perfect books for all the distinct personalities in your family. For your uncle who moonlights as a football historian:  The NFL, Year One: The 1970 Season and the Dawn of Modern Football by Brad Schultz For your father, the literary gourmand:  Dining with Marcel Proust: A […]

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From the Desk of Rabbi Goldstein: The Miracle Right Under Our Noses

  Rabbi Niles Goldstein is the spiritual leader of Temple Israel in Miller Beach, Indiana. He is the author or editor of ten books, most recently Eight Questions of Faith: Biblical Challenges that Guide and Ground Our Lives (Jewish Publication Society, 2015).   At this time of year, Jews around the world commemorate the ancient […]

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Publicist Picks: Birds, Assassinations, and other February books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with cardboard boxes. Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in February. Anna Weir: ME FIRST! There’s nothing like ending the 2016 fall […]

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A Closer Look at the African Poetry Book Series

Under the helm of series editor Kwame Dawes, the African Poetry Book Series seeks to discover and highlight works of African poetry with a wide-ranging scope; from classic works to modern and contemporary voices. The greatest challenge facing African poetry in English is a lack of access to both classic works and the stream of […]

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People Make Publishing: #OptOutside and Enjoy the Season

The following post is from Joeth Zucco, Senior Project Editor at UNP. I opted outside on Black Friday. Or rather #OptOutside. Outdoor retailer REI started the campaign in 2015. It makes sense. They sell outdoor recreation, and instead of lining up customers outside their stores, they gave their employees the day off (with pay!) and […]

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What We’re Reading

November Reading List UNP staff members are always reading new books, both within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the books where our noses have been buried.   The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie “I selected it for my book club, in hopes of […]

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Excerpt: Voices of Nebraska

The following excerpt comes from Voices of Nebraska: Diverse Places, Diverse Peoples, an anthology of student work published in honor of the University of Nebraska Press’ 75th anniversary. Daniel McIlhon is an undergraduate student at Creighton University, pursuing bachelor’s degrees in English and theology. He enjoys, among other things, border collies, pine-scented soaps, and brevity. He […]

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Staff Stories: An Interview with Manjit Kaur

Tayler Lord is one of UNP’s newest staff members. She works tirelessly as a publicist, cool aunt, and dedicated Beyoncé fan. For the Press’ 75th anniversary—and out of her own curiosity—she is interviewing her more experienced co-workers to put a face on the twelfth-largest university press in the country. Manjit Kaur is the Journals Manager at UNP.  Tayler Lord: […]