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Sean Bernard is winner of the 2014 Juniper Prize for Fiction. His collection of short stories, Desert, Sonorous, will be published by UMass Press in 2015. Bernard’s debut novel, Studies in the Hereafter, is forthcoming from Red Hen Press. His chapbook novella, Nuclear, was published by CutBank Books in 2013.


David Kutz-Marks is winner of the 2014 Juniper Prize for Poetry. His collection of poems, Violin Playing Herself in a Mirror, will be published by UMass Press in 2015. Kutz-Marks earned an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University in 2009 and a BA in English language and literature from the University of Chicago in 2006.


Peter Benes's Meetinghouses of Early New England is the winner of the 2014 Vernacular Architecture Forum's Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize. The Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize, named after the founding president of the VAF, is awarded annually to the publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. Congratulations Peter Benes!


University of Massachusetts Press is celebrating 2014 by offering all of our books at a 30% discount through February. Please use promo code S545 when ordering directly through UMass Press to receive a New Year Special Discount of 30%.



We mourn Nelson Mandela’s passing. We honor his memory with a book from our shelves which preserves history in the making: "Reflections in Prison."


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