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 … Continue reading Where in the Monster-Fish World is Mark Spitzer?
Books The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn Tanella Boni, Translated by Todd Fredson Selected for the Poetry Longlist for the 2019 National Translation Awards Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America Brian F. Haara Review from Bourbon Veach: … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is an excerpt from 9/12: The Epic Battle of the Ground Zero Responders by William H. Groner and Tom Teicholz (September 2019). In those first days, the disorganized mass of police, firefighters, emergency response personnel, construction workers, and … Continue reading Excerpt: 9/12
The following is by Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor emeritus of history at the Kansas City … Continue reading From the Desk of Hal Elliott Wert: Sticker Time!
Throughout its years of continuous publication Prairie Schooner has consistently maintained a national reputation for literary excellence. Building upon this venerable history, the journal selects one poetry collection and one short story collection from contemporary writers each year for this prize … Continue reading New Prairie Schooner Prize-winning Collections
In Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents (September, 2019), editor Lise Funderburg gathers twenty-five outstanding writers to deftly explore a trait they’ve inherited from a parent, reflecting on how it affects the lives they lead today. In a starred-review, Publishers Weekly called … Continue reading Writers Talking about Their Parents on Tour
Winner of the Western Literature Association Distinguished Achievement Award, Mary Clearman Blew is back with a new kind of Western story in her novel, Sweep Out the Ashes (Bison Books, 2019). Set in 1970s Verailles, Montana, it reveals that what we … Continue reading New from Mary Clearman Blew
This year the NFL celebrates its 100th anniversary. Help a football lover in your life celebrate with these books from the UNP list. Now in paperback, PRESENT AT THE CREATION is the story of pro football’s explosive growth from sport to cultural icon … Continue reading 100th Anniversary of the NFL
B. J. Hollars is an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He is the author of The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders, Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds (Nebraska, 2017), and From the Mouths of Dogs: What … Continue reading From the Desk of B.J. Hollars: Unravelling The Midwest’s Strangest Stories
The Nebraska Book Festival is this Saturday, Sept. 7 in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s city campus union. The festival is held to celebrate Nebraska’s literary heritage and contemporary authors and to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and the written … Continue reading 2019 Nebraska Book Festival