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Two UMass Press books add to their list of honors the Choice Outstanding Academic Title award:

Work Sights: The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-Century America by Vanessa Meikle Schulman and 

We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of The Vietnam War, by Doug... More


Eric Neuenfeldt, author of the Grace Paley Prize wining collection of short stories Wild Horse , talks with Reno News & Review.

“I’m really interested in how characters inhabit space and their relationship to place, and how place can sort of direct decisions at times,” Neuenfeldt... More


“Through Young’s book, readers confront some of the most painful moments in modern history and access new and powerful insights into the excruciating process of public remembrance.”

March 7, 2017—The 2017 NCPH Book Award is presented to James E. Young for The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorial Art, Loss, and the Spaces Between (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016) a particularly... More


Happy 96th Birthday to the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and long-time Massachusetts resident Richard Wilbur!

UMass Press has just published Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur: A Biographical Study, by Robert Bagg and Mary Bagg.

Let Us Watch Richard Wilbur is the first... More


Frank Felsenstein and James J. Connolly, authors of What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City, will speak at Columbia University, Tuesday, February 21 at 6 pm, as part of the Book History Colloquium.

In this talk, Felsenstein and Connolly will examine the role of... More


In celebration of Black History Month, join author Cheryl Knott, author of the award-winning Not Free, Not for All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow and Civil Rightsactivist Geraldine Hollis, author of Back to Mississippi;  artist Michael Crowell; and Chapel Hill Library Director Susan Brown for an... More


UMass Press continues its proud tradition of offering strong and various titles in African American studies, literature, and history. Here are some of our newest books:

Black Bostonians and the Politics of Culture, 1920-1940 by Lorraine Elena Roses

In the 1920s and 1930s Boston became a rich and distinctive site of African American... More


Coffee Spew reviews Joan Frank's All the News I Need, calling it "a deep dive into the heart of friendship, of memory and regret, of aging and loss."

Reviewer Bob Wake writes: "All the News I Need [offers] an unvarnished sense of what human dignity under assault looks like and feels like.... More


Austin Sarat, editor of The Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought, writes about the rule of law for the Guardian, referring to the court decision against President Trump’s immigration ban. "It was a stirring victory for the rule of law," he writes, "Yet America faces a serious problem which that decision did not address: the erosion of public... More