Mark Spitzer is an associate professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Season of the Gar: Adventures in Pursuit of America’s Most Misunderstood Fish, Beautifully Grotesque Fish of the American West … Continue reading Where in the Monster-Fish World is Mark Spitzer?
The following is by Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor emeritus of history at the Kansas City … Continue reading From the Desk of Hal Elliott Wert: Sticker Time!
Throughout its years of continuous publication Prairie Schooner has consistently maintained a national reputation for literary excellence. Building upon this venerable history, the journal selects one poetry collection and one short story collection from contemporary writers each year for this prize … Continue reading New Prairie Schooner Prize-winning Collections
In Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents (September, 2019), editor Lise Funderburg gathers twenty-five outstanding writers to deftly explore a trait they’ve inherited from a parent, reflecting on how it affects the lives they lead today. In a starred-review, Publishers Weekly called … Continue reading Writers Talking about Their Parents on Tour
This year the NFL celebrates its 100th anniversary. Help a football lover in your life celebrate with these books from the UNP list. Now in paperback, PRESENT AT THE CREATION is the story of pro football’s explosive growth from sport to cultural icon … Continue reading 100th Anniversary of the NFL
B. J. Hollars is an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He is the author of The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders, Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds (Nebraska, 2017), and From the Mouths of Dogs: What … Continue reading From the Desk of B.J. Hollars: Unravelling The Midwest’s Strangest Stories
Books Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final David A. F. Sweet Praise from Publishers Weekly: “Sportswriter Sweet presents this clear-eyed account of the scandalous end to the 1972 Olympic men’s basketball final… Sweet’s excellent reporting sheds light … Continue reading News and Reviews
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 September. Jackson Adams: David A. F. Sweet’s Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Olympic Basketball, the End of the World, and Other September Books
The following is an excerpt from Art from Trauma: Genocide and Healing beyond Rwanda (August 2019) edited by Rangira Béa Gallimore and Gerise Herndon. The excerpt is written by Natalia Ledford. I first met Chantal Kalisa in 2009 as I … Continue reading Excerpt: Art from Trauma
The following is an excerpt from Xurt’an: The End of the World and Other Myths, Songs, Charms, and Chants by the Northern Lacandones of Naha’ (August 2019) by Suzanne Cook, the latest book in the Native Literatures of the Americas and Indigenous … Continue reading Excerpt: Xurt’an