The following books are now available in paperback this month. April Twilights Before Willa Cather turned primarily to the fiction that made her reputation, she produced striking poems that were collected in April Twilights. It was her literary debut, preceding the … Continue reading New in Paperback!
Books When Dream Bear Sings Gus Palmer Jr. Review in the Journal of Folklore Research: “A diverse collection of texts from each linguistic family of the Native American Southern Plains, When Dream Bear Sings evokes a singular editorial freedom, and in juxtaposing … Continue reading News and Reviews
Awards Bitterroot Susan Devan Harness Won two High Plains Book Awards for the categories of Creative Nonfiction and Indigenous Writer! Better Times Sara Batkie Named as a Traditional Fiction Finalist for the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award! Books … Continue reading News and Reviews
Awards The Man in the Arena Rodger McDaniel Selected as the Best Nonfiction Book for the Wyoming State Historical Society 2019 Book Awards! The Future Has and Appointment with the Dawn Tanella Boni Shortlisted for the National Translation Awards in Poetry! … Continue reading News and Reviews
Tomorrow join us at Francie & Finch Bookshop in downtown Lincoln at 6:00 p.m. for an author event with Kwame Dawes! His new collection, Nebraska, explores a constant theme in Dawes’s work—the intersection of memory, home, and artistic invention. The … Continue reading Kwame Dawes at Francie & Finch
UNP is proud to announce the winner of the Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry for 2019: Jennifer Sweeney of Redlands, California and her manuscript Foxlogic, Fireweed. Her collection follows a sequence of five physical and emotional terrains—floodplain, coast, desert, … Continue reading Announcing the Backwaters Prize in Poetry Winner for 2019
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Birthday to American Radiance by Luisa Muradyan! About the Book: Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, American Radiance, at turns funny, tragic, and haunting, reflects on the author’s experience immigrating as a child to the United States from Ukraine in 1991. What does it mean to be an American? Luisa Muradyan doesn’t try to provide an answer. Instead, the poems in American Radiance look for a home in history, folklore, misery, laughter, language, and Prince’s outstretched hand. Colliding with the grand figures of late ’80s and early ’90s pop culture, … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to American Radiance!
Books The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn Tanella Boni, Translated by Todd Fredson Selected for the Poetry Longlist for the 2019 National Translation Awards Bourbon Justice: How Whiskey Law Shaped America Brian F. Haara Review from Bourbon Veach: … Continue reading News and Reviews
Throughout its years of continuous publication Prairie Schooner has consistently maintained a national reputation for literary excellence. Building upon this venerable history, the journal selects one poetry collection and one short story collection from contemporary writers each year for this prize … Continue reading New Prairie Schooner Prize-winning Collections
Books Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final David A. F. Sweet Praise from Publishers Weekly: “Sportswriter Sweet presents this clear-eyed account of the scandalous end to the 1972 Olympic men’s basketball final… Sweet’s excellent reporting sheds light … Continue reading News and Reviews