The following is an excerpt from The Kid and Me: A Novel (August 2018) by Frederick Turner. Narrated by George Coe, an aged veteran of New Mexico’s Lincoln County War, The Kid and Me tells what it felt like to ride alongside Billy the Kid, … Continue reading Excerpt: The Kid and Me
Launched in 1961 as UNP’s first trade imprint, Bison Books reflects the Press’s commitment to general-interest books that appeal to the educated reader. Originally published as inexpensive paperbacks, Bisons (as they became known) quickly caught on. Many of these titles … Continue reading Reading List: Bison Classic Editions
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 … Continue reading Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?
Joe Green is a retired high school English teacher from Minden, Nebraska. He annotated the new Bison Classic edition of A Cycle of the West by John G. Neihardt (August 2018). The Capacity for Courage When I retired from high school … Continue reading From the Desk of Joe Green: The Capacity for Courage
Books Better Times: Short Stories Sara Batkie Starred review from Publishers Weekly: “In this remarkable collection, Batkie creates strong, evocative imagery with economy and precision. She elevates both the common and uncommon experiences of her characters, resulting in something quite extraordinary.” … Continue reading News and Reviews
Wedded to the Game: The Real Lives of NFL Women (Bison Original, 2006) explores what it’s really like living in the shadow of the NFL. Bringing a background in sociology and a firsthand understanding of being married to the NFL, Shannon … Continue reading Excerpt: Wedded to the Game
Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in August. Anna Weir: Personally, I’ve been looking forward to The Kid and Me since January. … Continue reading Publicist Picks: The Old West, Untold Histories, and the End of the Summer Season
The 2018 Nebraska Book Festival is one month away! This year’s festival will be on Saturday, August 25 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s City Campus Union. The day-long festival will feature hands-on activities for children (and adults), writing panels, and … Continue reading 2018 Nebraska Book Festival
John Clayton is author of The Cowboy Girl: The Life of Caroline Lockhart (Nebraska, 2007), which profiles the bestselling Western author, rodeo founder, newspaper owner, and homesteader Caroline Lockhart (1871-1962). The book was a finalist for a High Plains Book Award and … Continue reading From the Desk of John Clayton: Caroline Lockhart’s Legacy
The Commonwealth Club announces the winners of the 87th annual California Book Awards! Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored the exceptional literary merit of California writers and publishers. Each year a select jury considers hundreds of books from … Continue reading Congratulations to Robert A. McNally!