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Whitney Strub, co-editor of the forthcoming Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s comments on Utah's anti-pornography stance in Salon:

"Now, I’m an historian, not a social scientist,... More


Susan Muaddi Darraj talks about her Grace Paley Prize winning short story collection A Curious Land: Stories from Home with NPR. 

Booklist calls Muaddi Darraj's book "a superb collection." Necessary Fiction said: 

"A Curious Land humanizes a political... More


Tom Juravich, author of At the Altar of the Bottom Line, offers background to this Boston Globe story about striking Verizon workers.

Globe writers Katie Johnston and Katheleen Conti wrote: "In addition to sending call center... More


Leland Cheuk from the Asian American Writers' Workshop recently spoke with the 2015 Juniper Prize for Fiction winner Hasanthika Sirisena for "The Margins." Sirisena's prize-winning collection The Other One is now available from UMass Press. 

Cheuk wrote: "These ten stories repeatedly take the backroads,... More


Please join us Tuesday evenings at 7 throughout May.

The University of Massachusetts Press and  the Jones Library are proud to present the ongoing series “UMass Press Reads @ the Jones Library”

Each reading will be followed by a question and answer period. Refreshments will be served.

  • Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m.: Jim Hicks, author of Lessons from Sarajevo: A War Stories Primer. Jim Hicks is editor of The Massachusetts... More

Amherst, MA – April 1, 2016–In celebration of our forty-year commitment to contemporary letters, the University of Massachusetts Press in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers announce the winners of the 2016 Juniper Prizes in poetry and in fiction.

For the first publication in poetry prize: Elizabeth Metzger, The Spirit Papers.

Elizabeth Metzger is a graduate of Brown University... More


Please visit our website  tomorrow, April 1, at 5 pm. for the announcement of the Juniper Literary Prize Series winners for 2016. 


Christopher Vials, author of Haunted by Hitler: Liberals, the Left, and the Fight against Fascism in the United States talks with NPR about American Fascism and Trump.

National Public Radio's podcast explores "American Fascism: From the 1920s to Trump." Vials, an expert on fascism in the United States, ... More


The VVA Veteran Online call Doug Bradley and Crag Werner's We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War a gift to veterans. "Authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner have given us a gift: a compendious book that looks at the music we rock-and-roll-generation Americans who served in the Vietnam... More


Choice reviews calls Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies, edited by Stella Bolaki and Sabine Broeckessential. 

"This collection of 'transatlantic and transnational perspectives' brings unprecedented attention to the global outreach of African American writer Audre Lorde (1934-1992), a self-described 'black lesbian feminist warrior poet mother... More