Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux, 50th Anniversary Edition (Nebraska, 2017). About the Book: Originally published in 1967, … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux!
The Word Sender Award from the John G. Neihardt Foundation is given annually to someone dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the life and works of Neihardt. For the first time it was given to an organization this year. … Continue reading UNP honored for supporting works of John G. Neihardt
Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences … Continue reading Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?
Tomorrow is National Bison Day! It is an annual commemoration of the ecological, cultural, historical and economic contribution of the American bison to the United States. National Bison Day has been held each year since 2012 on the first Saturday … Continue reading National Bison Day
The Heartland Fall Forum is the premiere gathering place for those interested in independent bookstores throughout the Midwest. Hosted jointly by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association and the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, the conference represents 12 states and nearly 350 independent bookstores, … Continue reading 2018 Heartland Fall Forum Preview
Awards Black Jesus and Other Superheroes: Stories Venita Blackburn Winner of the 2018 PEN Los Angeles Literary Award in Fiction Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter’s Reckoning Julija Šukys Shortlisted for the 2018 Vine Awards for Canadian … Continue reading News and Reviews
Rosemary Sekora is the publicity manager at UNP and proudly wears Nike soccer cleats. Soon after the launch of Nike’s new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the Washington Post published an article by Jesse Berrett reminding us that history does in … Continue reading The Marketeers Club: Out of Their League
As the 2018 Fall/Winter season begins, let’s take a moment to see what UNP was publishing fifty years ago. Compared to the more contemporary catalogs of recent years, the 1968 catalog is slim—only thirty-three pages of books—many of the titles … Continue reading Throwback to the Fall of 1968
The following is an excerpt from The Kid and Me: A Novel (August 2018) by Frederick Turner. Narrated by George Coe, an aged veteran of New Mexico’s Lincoln County War, The Kid and Me tells what it felt like to ride alongside Billy the Kid, … Continue reading Excerpt: The Kid and Me
Launched in 1961 as UNP’s first trade imprint, Bison Books reflects the Press’s commitment to general-interest books that appeal to the educated reader. Originally published as inexpensive paperbacks, Bisons (as they became known) quickly caught on. Many of these titles … Continue reading Reading List: Bison Classic Editions