Category Archives: Events

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 […]

September 21

South Dakota Festival of Books preview

Anna Weir is a highly-caffeinated publicist at UNP. School is back in session, pumpkin spice lattes have returned, and the South Dakota Humanities Council is once again celebrating Great Plains literature with the South Dakota Festival of Books. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m off to Deadwood today to represent UNP’s books […]

September 05

From the Desk of Mark Hollabaugh: An Astronomer Eclipsed

The following contribution comes from Mark Hollabaugh, author of The Spirit and the Sky: Lakota Visions of the Cosmos (Nebraska, 2017). His book examines the attention the nineteenth-century Lakota gave to the celestial realm and the inherent mystery of the cosmos. I couldn’t miss the August 21 total solar eclipse. I have seen several partial solar eclipses […]

August 21

EXCERPT: The Spirit and the Sky

The following has been excerpted from The Spirit and the Sky: Lakota Visions of the Cosmos by Mark Hollabaugh (Nebraska 2017), in honor of the solar eclipse occurring today. From Chapter 7: Eclipses and the Aurora Borealis Although celestial displays that occur over repeated and easily measured time intervals are the basis of time-telling systems, some celestial […]

June 15

Announcing the Nebraska Book Festival

After a year hiatus, the Nebraska Book Festival will be held on Saturday, July 15, at Antelope Valley’s Union Plaza in Lincoln, Nebraska, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This outdoor, day-long event will feature a hands-on activity with Nebraska 4-H and two performances by the Mesner Puppet Theater of Kansas City. Authors will present, […]

June 08

The Marketeers Club: BookExpo & BookCon

Rosemary Vestal is the publicity manager for UNP. Her new last name will soon be Sekora and her husband is a huge Boy Meets World fan. The University of Nebraska Press is no stranger to BookExpo (formerly BookExpo America) held in the great city of New York. Every year we display our newest books to the […]

June 02

BookCon Preview

Following hot on the heels of BookExpo, BookCon is a star-studded event open to the public, with this year’s headline authors including Dan Brown, Cassandra Clare, and many more. A full list of events can be found here. UNP will be exhibiting at booth 2909 representing all of our imprints and partners. We’ll also be hosting […]

May 30

Book Expo Preview

BookExpo, one of the largest book-related conferences in America, provides a focused professional environment to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers, and learn from industry leaders and peers. UNP will be at booth 2909 on the trade show floor at the Javits Center in New York […]

May 04

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame Honors Ring Lardner

Ring Lardner will be inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame tonight at the Newberry Library. Ron Rapoport, editor and compiler of The Lost Journalism of Ring Larder (Nebraska, 2017), will give the keynote speech, and James Lardner will accept the award on his grandfather’s behalf. Rapoport was a sports columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Los […]

April 29

The Future of American Jewish Bible Translation

The Jewish Publication Society, along with Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences and NMAJH, is sponsoring an event tomorrow (April 30) at the National Museum of American Jewish History. Together with scholars and representatives of major rabbinical seminaries, this day long event will discuss the current trends and the future expectations translating the Jewish […]