Tag Archives: writing

August 10

From the Desk of Steven I. Levine: Russian Lessons

The following contribution comes from Steven I. Levine, translator of Russia’s Dead End: An Insider’s Testimony from Gorbachev to Putin (August 2017) by Andrei A. Kovalev. Levine a retired professor of politics and history, is the coauthor of Mao: The Real Story and Arc of Empire: America’s Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam. Andrei A. Kovalev’s Russia’s Dead End: […]

July 18

Excerpt: The Letters of Henry James

Earlier this month, Holland Cotter highlighted the artistic work and influence of Henry James in his New York Times article on the Morgan Library & Museum’s exhibition, “Henry James and American Painting.” The article brings up several people featured in the exhibit and throughout James’ life, including Elizabeth Boott, a close friend and painter. At UNP, Henry […]

July 03

Publicist Picks: Breast Milk Sharing, Theme Parks, and other September Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or caffeinated beverages, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in September. Tayler Lord: It’s officially Fall 2017! Even though it’s still […]

June 26

From the Desk of Mark Stein: Writing Vice Capades

The following is a contribution from Mark Stein, author of Vice Capades: Sex, Drugs, and Bowling from the Pilgrims to the Present (July 2017). Stein is an author, screenwriter, and playwright. He has published several books, including How the States Got Their Shapes, a New York Times best seller and the basis for the eponymous History Channel series, and […]

June 23

News and Reviews

Books The Cruft of Fiction David Letzler Praise from Heradas Review:  “It’s all very well illustrated and argued, and the sections covering the handful of novels discussed that I haven’t read, were often more interesting to me than the ones covering the novels that I have. I’ve always thought that good non-fiction books should introduce the […]

June 01

Publicist Picks: Willa Cather, Space Stations, and other August Books

Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle currently filled with next season’s galleys. Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in August. Anna Weir: From Monday Night Football to Superbowl Sundays, football is a […]

March 22

From the Desk of Bailey Poland: On Writing as Women

The following contribution comes from Bailey Poland, author of Haters: Harassment, Abuse, and Violence Online (Potomac Books, 2016). Bailey Poland is a writer, feminist, and activist, as well as the creator of the literary journal Leaves and Flowers and is a regular contributor to numerous print and online journals, including Line Zero. She is the editor of Involution: […]

March 15

From the Desk of Jean Ardell: Writing Ila Borders’ Story

The following contribution comes from Jean Hastings Ardell, co-author of Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey (April 2017). Making My Pitch tells the story of Ila Jane Borders, the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game. Raw, open, and funny at times, her story encompasses the loneliness of a groundbreaking pioneer who experienced grave […]

February 23

The Marketeers Club: Feeling My Blackness at #AWP17

Tayler Lord is a publicist. Her wintertime Starbucks order is a grande cappuccino with two raw sugars and a sprinkle of cinnamon.  Earlier this month, I went to the 2017 AWP Conference in Washington D.C. I’ve been feeling especially distraught about the Trump presidency, so I really needed this trip. I knew that going to Washington […]

February 08

#AWP17 Preview

Tayler Lord is a publicist at UNP. You can follow her on Twitter for #AWP17 updates and probably a lot of tweets about Beyoncé and her unborn twins.  Guys, I’m so excited for the 2017 AWP Conference. This conference, hosted by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), is one of the biggest in the […]