Author Archives: univnebpress

October 16

From the Desk of Connie Wanek: Hartley Field

Connie Wanek is the author of three books of poetry—Bonfire, Hartley Field, and On Speaking Terms—and the coeditor of the award-winning anthology To Sing Along the Way: Minnesota Women Poets from Pre-territorial Days to the Present. She has been a Witter Bynner Fellow of the Library of Congress and was named George Morrison Artist of the Year, an […]

October 13

News and Reviews

BOOKS   Glenn Miller Declassified Dennis M. Spragg Review in Military Review: “Spragg has crafted a book that will appeal and benefit an eclectic group of readers, including those with interests in World War II, big band and swing music, unsolved mysteries, and of course, Glenn Miller himself.”   A Civil Life in an Uncivil […]

October 12

Zodiac-inspired Reading List

Tayler Lord is a publicist/Libra/middle child/INFJ.  I am a very proud Libra, which is the absolute best of the Zodiac signs, as any Libra will tell you. Libras are social, diplomatic, graceful, compassionate—basically everything good. We do have some trouble making decisions (just ask anyone who has ever tried to make dinner plans with me) […]

October 11

From the Desk of Paula Whitacre: From Diary to Biography

The following contribution comes from Paula Tarnapol Whitacre, author of A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose (Potomac Books, 2017). Whitacre is a professional writer and editor for organizations including the National Institutes of Health and the National Academy of Sciences. Her book was recently featured in the Washington Post and she will […]

October 10

Heartland Fall Forum Preview

Anna Weir is a publicist at UNP by day and a stitcher of amusing cross-stitch samplers by night. Follow her on Twitter for #Heartland17 updates.  I’m thrilled to be attending the Midwestern Bookseller Association’s Heartland Fall Forum again this year. If you’re a bookseller looking to network with authors and publishers, wondering how to make […]

October 09

From the Desk of Richard C. Parks: Us vs. Them

The following contribution comes from Richard C. Parks, author of Medical Imperialism of French North Africa: Regenerating the Jewish Community of Colonial Tunis (October 2017). Parks is an academic specialist in the history of science and medicine at Michigan State University.   “Us” vs. “Them”   I will begin with a confession. As a member of a class of […]

October 06

Publicist Picks: Native Voices, Diplomatic Memoirs, and other December Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or the much-awaited fall weather, for that matter). 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 December. Anna Weir: During the South Dakota Festival […]

October 05

From the Desk of Rick Huhn: After the Streak

The following contribution comes from Rick Huhn, associate editor of Pitching to the Pennant: The 1954 Cleveland Indians (Nebraska, 2014). Rick Huhn is also the author of The Sizzler: George Sisler, Baseball’s Forgotten Great and Eddie Collins: A Baseball Biography.   After the Streak Let me state at the outset, I am a lifelong Cleveland Indians fan. During […]

October 04

The Marketeers Club: Publishing America’s Pastime

Rosemary Sekora is the publicity manager at UNP and is happy her team is ALDS bound. Last year, I wrote about UNP’s baseball list that is homegrown from a football state. Upon further reflection I realized not only does our baseball list celebrate America’s pastime but it also represents every region of the continental United […]

October 03

150 Notable Nebraskans

The Lincoln Journal Star highlighted 150 notable figures in Nebraska’s 150 years of statehood—and many of those important individuals are represented on our backlist.    My Ántonia by Willa Cather My Ántonia is part of Cather’s Prairie Trilogy, which includes O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark, all available in Bison Books editions.   Black […]