Tag Archives: Awards

October 20

A Celebration of Nebraska Books

Tomorrow is the Nebraska Center for the Book’s Celebration of Nebraska Books at the Nebraska History Museum! Winners of the 2017 Nebraska Book Awards will be honored and the celebration will include readings by some of the winning authors, designers, and illustrators of books with a Nebraska connection published in 2017. This year, UNP is […]

July 26

ICAS Book Prize Winner

Last week the International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) awarded Han F. Vermeulen the 2017 ICAS Book Prize for his stunning book, Before Boas: The Genesis of Ethnology and Ethnography in the German Enlightenment (Nebraska, 2015). ICAS is the premier international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. Founded in 1997, ICAS serves as a platform for representatives of academia […]

March 31

News and Reviews

Awards   Cannibal Safiya Sinclair Shortlisted for the 2017 BOCAS Award for Caribbean Literature: “Sinclair manages to imbue her writing with such strength and spirit that it gives her poems a disturbing and provocative edge — sometimes shocking, and at other times soft and sensual.” Books Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays From […]

February 02

The Director Dish

On January 25, 2017, UNP author Paul Johnsgard was honored by the Center for Great Plains Studies with a lifetime achievement award. Johnsgard, professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska, has authored eighty-five books (I apparently missed a couple dozen when counting them up), twenty-five with the University of Nebraska Press. A much recognized and […]

January 31

News from Journals: Awards, Editorial Changes, and New Issues

The Journals: Management and Publishing Solutions department (J:MaPS) is beginning a new adventure: exploring the world of blogging! This monthly J:MaPS update will inform you of the latest news including awards, editorial board changes, and new issue releases. This month’s highlight is award winning journal, Nineteenth-Century French Studies. The beginning of the New Year brought a […]

January 20

News and Reviews

Awards Irwin Klein and the New Settlers Edited by Benjamin Klein Winner in the BRLA 2016 Southwest Book Awards Modern Orthodox Judaism Edited by Zev Eleff Finalist in the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards Books   Fit for the Presidency? Seymour Morris Review in the Wall Street Journal: “How can we know, before a man becomes president, […]

January 05

Staff Stories: An Interview with Alissa Shanahan

Tayler Lord is a publicist at UNP and is, after nearly a year at it, unsure if she is still a new employee or not. In “Staff Stories,” she interviews her newest coworkers to introduce them to the rest of the university press world. Alissa Shanahan is the Advertising, Exhibits, and Awards Coordinator and just turned […]

April 22

What We’re Reading

APRIL 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.   Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles “This was a random find at our local used bookstore, and it’s irritatingly […]

News and Reviews

Books   Selling War by Steven J. Alvarez Praise from Task & Purpose: “Alvarez captures the chaos, bureaucracy, and confusion of those responsible for communicating on behalf of the military, as the nation was unwillingly dragged into an extended insurgency campaign for which it was little prepared. Selling War is a cautionary lesson for those […]

February 23

EXCERPT: Jews and Genes

An excerpt from Jews and Genes: The Genetic Future in Contemporary Jewish Thought (JPS, 2015) edited by Elliot N. Dorff and Laurie Zoloth, a finalist for the 2015 National Jewish Book Awards. From “Summary of the Science of Stem Cell Research” In the last two decades, one of the fiercest debates about our limits and our choices has […]