From the Desk of Julija Šukys: The Anxiety of Publishing Family Stories

Julija Šukys is an associate professor of creative nonfiction at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She is the author of Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė (Nebraska, 2012) and Silence Is Death: The Life and Work of Tahar Djaout (Nebraska, 2007). Her book Siberian Exile: Blood, … Continue reading From the Desk of Julija Šukys: The Anxiety of Publishing Family Stories

From the Desk of Alison Rose Jefferson: Leisure, An Essential Component of Liberty

Alison Rose Jefferson is an independent scholar and heritage conservation consultant. She is also the author of the newly released Living the California Dream, African American Leisure Sites during the Jim Crow Era (January 2020). Meet Jefferson at Chevalier’s Books in Los … Continue reading From the Desk of Alison Rose Jefferson: Leisure, An Essential Component of Liberty

Publicist Picks: Diplomatic Detainment, Germ Warfare, and Other January Books

Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in January. Anna Weir: Such Splendid Prisons tells the story of five diplomatic representatives … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Diplomatic Detainment, Germ Warfare, and Other January Books