Category Archives: Reading List

October 12

Zodiac-inspired Reading List

Tayler Lord is a publicist/Libra/middle child/INFJ.  I am a very proud Libra, which is the absolute best of the Zodiac signs, as any Libra will tell you. Libras are social, diplomatic, graceful, compassionate—basically everything good. We do have some trouble making decisions (just ask anyone who has ever tried to make dinner plans with me) […]

October 03

150 Notable Nebraskans

The Lincoln Journal Star highlighted 150 notable figures in Nebraska’s 150 years of statehood—and many of those important individuals are represented on our backlist.    My Ántonia by Willa Cather My Ántonia is part of Cather’s Prairie Trilogy, which includes O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark, all available in Bison Books editions.   Black […]

September 29

What We’re Reading

September 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.   The Complete Stories Clarice Lispector, Translated by Katrina Dodson “I wanted to buy it at AWP earlier this year but […]

September 20

Reading List: Vietnam

The epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten part, 18-hour documentary series The Vietnam War is visceral, immersive, and revelatory. Airing on PBS and available through desktop and mobile streaming apps, the series is engaging audiences and sparking important conversations about governments […]

September 04

Reading List: Football

School is back in session and Husker Football season is in full swing in Lincoln, Nebraska. If you only have football on your mind, this list of books is for you. Check out the football sale for more!  Present at the Creation (November 2017) Upton Bell with Ron Borges “A highly enjoyable book that should be […]

August 25

What We’re Reading

August 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.   The Simple Art of Murder Raymond Chandler “This collection is worth it for Chandler’s introduction alone. And the stories are […]

August 23

Reading List: Books in Translation

Over the years, we’ve published nearly 400 books in translation. Some are quite well-known, like UNL professor Jordan Stump’s translation of Out of the Dark by Nobel Prize-winning French author Patrick Modiano. But the University of Nebraska Press has a rich backlist of diverse translations, from Ancient Greek plays to turn-of-the-century science fiction. We invite you to […]

July 28

What We’re Reading

July 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.   My Name is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout “I will begin reading it for my book club’s August selection. I’ll let you […]

July 20

A Closer Look at the Anthropology of Contemporary North America Series

The Anthropology of Contemporary North America Series is one of UNP’s newest initiatives. The aim of this series is to publish teachable, empirically rich, and conceptually innovative books that contribute to the comparative anthropology of North America, emphasizing ethnographic approaches to contemporary subject matter. Published: Holding On: African American Women Surviving HIV/AIDS by Alyson O’Daniel […]

July 19

Reading List: Creative Writing

Whether you’re using your summer months to make a dent in that writing project or looking for some inspiration or guidance, this list is sure to get your creative juices flowing.   Black Jesus and Other Superheroes (September 2017) Venita Blackburn Winner of this year’s Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, this short story collection follows […]