Susan Devan Harness’ gripping memoir Bitterroot won two 2019 High Plains Book Awards in the categories of Creative Nonfiction and Indigenous Writer. The High Plains Book Awards were established to recognize regional literary works which examine and reflect life on the High … Continue reading “Bitterroot” Wins Two High Plains Book Awards
SAVE 50% on over a thousand different titles from our rich and capacious backlist. From Native American History to Latin American Studies, from Military History to African Poetry, from books on the Great Plains to the literature of the American West, there’s … Continue reading Announcing the Fall Sale!
Char Miller is the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College. Miller’s other books with the University of Nebraska Press include the co-authored third edition of Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land and the forthcoming co-edited volume, … Continue reading From the Desk of Char Miller: Fighting Fire with Fire
Awards The Man in the Arena Rodger McDaniel Selected as the Best Nonfiction Book for the Wyoming State Historical Society 2019 Book Awards! The Future Has and Appointment with the Dawn Tanella Boni Shortlisted for the National Translation Awards in Poetry! … Continue reading News and Reviews
Tomorrow join us at Francie & Finch Bookshop in downtown Lincoln at 6:00 p.m. for an author event with Kwame Dawes! His new collection, Nebraska, explores a constant theme in Dawes’s work—the intersection of memory, home, and artistic invention. The … Continue reading Kwame Dawes at Francie & Finch
The following is an excerpt from Salvific Manhood: James Baldwin’s Novelization of Male Intimacy (October 2019) by Ernest L. Gibson III. Introduction In Search of the Fraternal My most immediate memories of my grandmother involve the church, the Black church, to … Continue reading Excerpt: Salvific Manhood
The following is an excerpt from Bodies Built for Game edited by Natalie Diaz with associate editor Hannah Ensor (October 2019). From the introduction by Natalie Diaz: Before each of my basketball games, from rec league to high school, my mother told … Continue reading Excerpt: Bodies Built for Game
This year Heartland Fall Forum is in Cleveland, Ohio from Oct. 2-4. HFF is the premiere gathering place for those interested in independent bookstores throughout the Midwest. Hosted jointly by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association and the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association. UNP … Continue reading Heartland Fall Forum 2019
Baseball season may be coming to close soon—but with these great fall books—the games continue in full swing! Baseball is set apart from other sports by many things, but few are more distinctive than the intricate systems of coded language … Continue reading Baseball in the Fall
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to American Radiance by Luisa Muradyan! About the Book: Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, American Radiance, at turns funny, tragic, and haunting, reflects on the author’s experience immigrating as a child to the United States from Ukraine in 1991. What does it mean to be an American? Luisa Muradyan doesn’t try to provide an answer. Instead, the poems in American Radiance look for a home in history, folklore, misery, laughter, language, and Prince’s outstretched hand. Colliding with the grand figures of late ’80s and early ’90s pop culture, … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to American Radiance!