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August 14

Publicist Picks: Family Secrets, A Provençal Murder, and Other October Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or caffeinated beverages, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in October. Anna Weir: My first pick is the latest book from […]

July 21

News and Reviews

Books Vice Capades Mark Stein Review in Inside Higher Ed: “There is something amusing, but also intriguing, about seeing examples from history of people working themselves up into a righteous frenzy of alarm and condemnation about, say, juggling, which was illegal in some of the early American colonies.”   Saving One’s Own Mordecai Paldiel Review essay […]

July 12

Nebraska Book Festival this Saturday

The 2017 Nebraska Book Festival will be held this Saturday, July 15, at Union Plaza from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska. 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, read, and discuss their work. […]

June 23

News and Reviews

Books The Cruft of Fiction David Letzler Praise from Heradas Review:  “It’s all very well illustrated and argued, and the sections covering the handful of novels discussed that I haven’t read, were often more interesting to me than the ones covering the novels that I have. I’ve always thought that good non-fiction books should introduce the […]

May 10

Coming Home to Memoir

Originally posted on Books Combined:
Teachers suggested many books for me to read when I was young, so I slogged through a canonical list of Austen, Dickens, Eliot, Hawthorne, Melville, and Maugham. These are all worthy should reads. They forced me to imagine life beyond my small town of Emporia, Kansas. The conventions of fiction—Aristotle’s…

February 20

Reading List: Presidents’ Day

A nonfiction book list for suggested reading this Presidents’ Day.  Affection and Trust is a riveting collection that follows Harry S. Truman and Dean Acheson, two giants of the post–World War II period who were primarily responsible for the Marshall Plan and NATO, among other world-shaping initiatives, as they move from an official relationship to one […]

From the desk of Jackson Michael: Houston and the Super Bowl

Jackson Michael is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the Maxwell Football Club. He is a freelance writer, journalist, and author of The Game before the Money (Nebraska 2014). Visit his website or follow on Twitter or Facebook.  “When you’re talking Houston, you’re talking Super Bowl”—a paraphrased quote from the “Houston Oilers […]

January 31

Research Libraries, University Presses Oppose Trump’s Immigration Order

The following message is from the Association of of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). January 30, 2017—President Trump’s recent executive order temporarily barring entry into the US by individuals from seven countries is contrary to the values held by libraries and presses, and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and […]

November 14

75 Significant Books, Part Nine

As the largest and most diversified press between Chicago and California, the University of Nebraska Press is best known for publishing works in Native studies, history, sports, anthropology, geography, American studies, and creative works. In celebration of the press’s seventy-fifth anniversary, the staff has selected seventy-five of the four thousand books UNP has published since 1941 to represent what is most distinctive […]

August 01

From the Desk of Sonya Huber: Essaying Hillary

Sonya Huber is the author of five books, most recently The Evolution of Hillary Rodham Clinton from Squint Books. Her forthcoming project, Pain Women Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System, will be published by UNP in 2017. She directs the low-residency MFA program at Fairfield University. I am ambivalent about almost everything in […]