Founded in 1997, the Backwaters Press has worked to produce award-winning books by some of America’s finest authors. UNP acquired Backwaters in 2018, adding an impressive backlist in poetry and prose that contributes to the cultural landscape of our state … Continue reading Backwaters Press News
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!
Awards Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair Longlisted for the 2017 PEN/Open Book Award Books Flock Together by B. J. Hollars Praise from Kirkus: “An insightful memoir on one man’s quest to know living birds by examining those birds that have ceased to … Continue reading News and Reviews
February Staff Reading List UNP staff members are always reading new books within our list and outside of what we publish. Here are some of the books our noses have been buried in. The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert “This … Continue reading What We’re Reading
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 … Continue reading EXCERPT: Jews and Genes
Books In Cold Storage by James W. Hewitt Review from Federal Trial Judge blog Hercules and the Umpire: “What makes the book sing is the writing. The reader is patiently told of the facts with the skill of the best newspaper writer. We learn the texture and the feel of the place and the people. The official story is told, and then deconstructed with the scalpel of an experienced lawyer.” From the Mouths of Dogs by B. J. Hollars From Kirkus Reviews: “An honest, heartwarming choice for animal lovers.” The Battle for Paradise by Jeremy Evans Also from Kirkus Reviews: “Evans … Continue reading NEWS AND REVIEWS
You would not believe how many people it takes to get a book or journal on the shelf. UNP is made up of authors, translators, editors, distributors, marketers, managers, assistants, coordinators, designers, sales representatives, and so many more. And let’s … Continue reading Our 2014: A Year in Retrospective