Category Archives: Awards

October 20

A Celebration of Nebraska Books

Tomorrow is the Nebraska Center for the Book’s Celebration of Nebraska Books at the Nebraska History Museum! Winners of the 2017 Nebraska Book Awards will be honored and the celebration will include readings by some of the winning authors, designers, and illustrators of books with a Nebraska connection published in 2017. This year, UNP is […]

July 26

ICAS Book Prize Winner

Last week the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) awarded Han F. Vermeulen the 2017 ICAS Book Prize for his stunning book, Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnology and Ethnography in the German Enlightenment (Nebraska, 2015). ICAS is the premier international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. Founded in 1997, ICAS serves as a platform for representatives of academia […]

January 09

2017 One Book One Nebraska

A shining classic amid 150 outstanding books For the past twelve years, the Nebraska Center for the Book has selected one book for the year as its pick for book clubs, schools, and casual reading across Nebraska. The One Book One Nebraska reading program encourages Nebraskans across the state to read and discuss one book, chosen from books […]

April 05

New Award Winners

A warm round of applause for our award-winning authors! Congratulations!   Author Award Whiting Award: 2016 Winner in Poetry Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair “She renders the geography of Jamaica as something that takes over her body, and yet concludes with the most personal of possessions…”—Wellfleet   Book Awards  2016 Spur Award: Best Western Juvenile Nonfiction This […]

November 14

2015 Nebraska Book Award Winners

UNP would like to congratulate all of the 2015 Nebraska Book Award winners! These awards honor authors and publishers of books with a Nebraska connection published in 2014. Featured winning authors will read from their work and sign copies of their books today at the Celebration of Nebraska Books in Lincoln, Nebraska. Below we recognize the […]

November 10

2015 One Book One Nebraska

  Nebraska Native’s Vietnam memoir chosen for 2015 One Book One Nebraska Nebraskans have new required reading material. The 2015 One Book One Nebraska selection is Death Zones and Darling Spies: Seven Years of Vietnam War Reporting (University of Nebraska Press, May 2013) by Beverly Deepe Keever, who was born and raised outside of Hebron, […]

November 08

Nebraska Book Award Winners

Congratulations to all 2014 Nebraska Book Award winners! UNP is proud to have four titles honored in this year’s competition.   Fiction Honor Haven’s Wake By Ladette Randolph When a tractor accident fells the patriarch of an eastern Nebraskan family, the threads holding them together are suddenly drawn taut, singing with the tensions of a lifetime’s worth of […]

October 09

UNP backlist shines with Third Nobel Prize winner in Literature

French novelist Patrick Modiano is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, adding to the University of Nebraska Press backlist of Nobel Prize winners. Modiano is the author of Out of the Dark, which was translated by University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor Jordan Stump and published by UNP, which the New York Times Book Review […]

October 25

Spotlight on our 2013 Nebraska Book Award winners: Called to Justice

Nebraska Book Award winner: Nonfiction (Autobiography) Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge By Warren K. Urbom Foreword by William Jay Riley Read an excerpt “In describing the extraordinary professional challenges and life-altering personal tragedies he has encountered, Judge Urbom shows why he is one of the truly great judges of our […]

October 24

Spotlight on our 2013 Nebraska Book Award winners: Backstage

Nebraska Book Award winner: Nonfiction (Autobiography) Backstage: Stories from My Life in Public Television By Ron Hull Read an excerpt “Possessing a remarkable memory, and with attention to detail, Hull takes us on an intimate pilgrimage. . . . Ron’s personal journey echoes a line from Nebraska’s Willa Cather: ‘The end is nothing; the road […]