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
Joe Green is a retired high school English teacher from Minden, Nebraska. He annotated the new Bison Classic edition of A Cycle of the West by John G. Neihardt (August 2018). The Capacity for Courage When I retired from high school … Continue reading From the Desk of Joe Green: The Capacity for Courage
John Clayton is author of The Cowboy Girl: The Life of Caroline Lockhart (Nebraska, 2007), which profiles the bestselling Western author, rodeo founder, newspaper owner, and homesteader Caroline Lockhart (1871-1962). The book was a finalist for a High Plains Book Award and … Continue reading From the Desk of John Clayton: Caroline Lockhart’s Legacy
The Commonwealth Club announces the winners of the 87th annual California Book Awards! Since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored the exceptional literary merit of California writers and publishers. Each year a select jury considers hundreds of books from … Continue reading Congratulations to Robert A. McNally!
The following is an excerpt from Phoebe Apperson Hearst: A Life of Power and Politics (Bison Books, May 2018) by Alexandra M. Nickliss. From the Introduction: Hearst’s story demonstrates the real and intricate interrelationship between power and politics in the lives of both … Continue reading Excerpt from Phoebe Apperson Hearst
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?