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Susan Muaddi Darraj's A Curious Land: Stories from Home has been shortlisted for the 2016 Palestine Book Award!

Congratulations Susan!

The award, now in its fifth year, is an annual project that honors and celebrates books in English about Palestine. 

The shortlist winners selected by the judges have truly added to the diverse selection of submissions this year, adding to... More


Sad news: Professor Jim Green has passed away.

Prof. Green was a good friend to the Press. We published his book, Taking History to Heart: The Power of the Past in Building Social Movements (2000), which Howard Zinn called "a powerful contribution not only to the world of scholarship but also, in the spirit of its theme, to the larger community."

In Taking History to... More


Cheryl Knott has won both the Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award and the Lillian Smith Book Award for her book Not Free, Not for All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow. Congratulations Cheryl Knott! 

In the award letter, the  Gleason Award Committee wrote: "The Gleason... More


Susan Muaddi Darraj is compared to Garcia Marquez and Louise Erdrich in this review from the Electronic Intifada

"For readers who find comparisons useful in thinking about books, two spring to mind. The first — somewhat obvious given the century-long span and focus on the interwoven tales... More


Open Discussion November 14th at Jones Library

Historic preservation often gets criticized for being aesthetically elitist, concerned with only celebratory history. But recent efforts within the preservation movement tell a different story. Bending the Future: Fifty Ideas for the Next Fifty Years of Historic Preservation in the United States, ... More


Annie Liontas, co-editor with Jeff Parker of A Manner of Being: Writers on their Mentorsshares thoughts on literary inheritance in the New York Times

She says: "I was raised to understand work as having direct and immediate impact, and the truth about writing is that it takes decades... More


"Every now and then you meet a writer whose voice is so fresh and exciting and whose work is not only moving, but important—and you can’t wait for everyone else to discover them. For me, Hasanthika Sirisena is one of those writers."--Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You

Fiction Writers Review engages Celeste Ng... More


Eric Neuenfeldt talks about his Grace Paley Prize winning collection Wild Horse, forthcoming from UMass Press, in association with the AWP, this October.

Neuenfeldt, who attended California State University, East Bay, is the founding editor of Arroyo Literary... More


Tom Grace, author of Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties, talks about his book with the Akron Beacon Journal:

'A historian, Grace wrote 'Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties' — a book he said he had no intention of writing. He said some... More


Listen to Doug Bradley and Craig Werner talk to New Books Network about We Gotta Get Out of this Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War.

New Book Network sets the stage for the book Rolling... More