In May of this year, former commander of the Chicago Police Department and criminal justice scholar Thomas A. Reppetto died at the age of eighty-eight. After earning a doctorate from Harvard University, he served as professor, dean, and vice president … Continue reading Remembering Thomas Reppetto
This Wednesday, join us for a virtual reading with the Prairie Schooner Book Prize winners Jihyun Yun and Megan Cummins! Log onto Zoom by 5:30 p.m. CST and enjoy some new poetry and fiction. This event is emceed by Kwame … Continue reading Meet Prairie Schooner Book Prize Winners Jihyun Yun & Megan Cummins
Books How to Survive Death and Other Inceonveniences Sue William Silverman Praise from Lilith: “It’s both ironic and not that the title of the book mentions death, since if there was ever a guide for how to live, this is … Continue reading News and Reviews
Claudia B. Haake is a senior lecturer in history at La Trobe University. She is the author of Modernity through Letter Writing: Cherokee and Seneca Political Representations in Response to Removal, 1830–1857 (Nebraska, 2020) and coeditor (with Richard Bessel) of Removing Peoples: Forced Migration … Continue reading From the Desk of Claudia B. Haake: A Look at Letters, Memoranda, and Petitions by Native Americans
Mark Spitzer is an associate professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Season of the Gar: Adventures in Pursuit of America’s Most Misunderstood Fish, Beautifully Grotesque Fish of the American West (Bison … Continue reading Where in the Monster Fish World is Mark Spitzer?
In honor of the Mari Sandoz Symposium happening virtually on September 16-17, we are offering our conference discount of 40% off and free shipping until October 15. Shop our virtual book exhibit here! Continue reading 2020 Virtual Mari Sandoz Symposium Book Exhibit Exclusive
Founded in 1997, the Backwaters Press has worked to produce award-winning books by some of America’s finest authors. UNP acquired Backwaters in 2018, adding an impressive backlist in poetry and prose that contributes to the cultural landscape of our state and region. … Continue reading Backwaters Press News: New Poetry Winner is Now Available
Gene A. Budig, former head of three major universities, author of numerous books, and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday at the age of 81. He was president of Major League Baseball’s American League from 1994 to … Continue reading Remembering Gene A. Budig
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a books life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Midwestern Strange (Nebraska, 2019) by B. J. Hollars About the Book: Midwestern Strange chronicles B.J. Hollars’s exploration of … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Midwestern Strange!
Introducing our third virtual book tour, Women’s West! The secret to telling any great tale about the U.S. West is to make it an inclusive story with lots of historical actors from different backgrounds, places, and cultures. Decades ago, Bison … Continue reading Virtually Bison Books: Women’s West