Category Archives: Bison Books

June 28

Remembering Jim Piersall

Former major leaguer and author Jim Piersall died earlier this month at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illness. He was eighty-seven years old. Piersall played baseball in the 1950s and 1960s for the Boston Red Sox, the Cleveland Indians, the Washington Senators, the New York Mets, and the California Angels. After […]

June 23

News and Reviews

Books The Cruft of Fiction David Letzler Praise from Heradas Review:  “It’s all very well illustrated and argued, and the sections covering the handful of novels discussed that I haven’t read, were often more interesting to me than the ones covering the novels that I have. I’ve always thought that good non-fiction books should introduce the […]

June 20

Happy Book Birthday to Irwin Klein and the New Settlers!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, ratings, and more! This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Irwin Klein and the New Settlers: Photographs of Counterculture in New Mexico (Bison Books, 2016), Edited by Benjamin Klein. Benjamin Klein, Irwin’s nephew, teaches European and world history at California State University, East Bay. About […]

June 19

Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?

Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences traveling the American West while researching a select number of freshwater fish that are […]

May 18

What We’re Reading

May Staff 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.   Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil de Grasse Tyson “Since I’m married to someone with a fascination with physics […]

May 15

Excerpt: Your Midwest Garden

The following is an excerpt from Your Midwest Garden: An Owner’s Manual (Bison Books, 2013) by Jan Riggenbach. These tips are for gardeners planting in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Chapter 7: Vegetables  BEANS  Fresh-picked green beans are a superb taste treat I look forward to every […]

April 25

Happy Book Birthday to The Solace of Stones!

Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, NetGalley ratings, and more! This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness (Bison Books, April 2016) by Julie Riddle! Riddle is the creative-nonfiction editor for Rock & Sling and the craft-essay editor for Brevity. She works as senior writer […]

March 21

Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?

Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences traveling the American West while researching a select number of freshwater fish that are […]

January 30

From the Desk of Steve Edwards: Making Connections at AWP

The following contribution is from Steve Edwards, author of Breaking into the Backcountry (Bison Books 2010). The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an annual meeting for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join the AWP community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most […]

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 […]