Ten-Year Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Liu Xiaobo

The following was originally published on Joanne Leedom-Ackerman’s website. She is the editor of The Journey of Liu Xiaobo: From Dark Horse to Nobel Laureate (Potomac Books, 2020). PEN International marks the ten-year anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to writer, … Continue reading Ten-Year Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Liu Xiaobo

Publicist Picks: Tracking Technology, Repairing the World, and Other May Books

Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a couple upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in May. Anna Weir: I’ve been looking forward to Out of the … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Tracking Technology, Repairing the World, and Other May Books

The Most Interesting Dinner Party You’d Ever Attend: An Interview with Lise Funderburg

Anna Weir is a publicist at UNP and is her father’s daughter. Lise Funderburg is a writer and editor as well as a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Funderburg’s collection of oral histories, Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans … Continue reading The Most Interesting Dinner Party You’d Ever Attend: An Interview with Lise Funderburg

From the Desk of Jerri Bell: Women’s History in the Military

The following is a contribution from Jerri Bell, co-editor of It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan (July 2017). Bell is a retired naval officer and the managing editor of O-Dark-Thirty, the literary journal of the Veterans … Continue reading From the Desk of Jerri Bell: Women’s History in the Military