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Press Contacts

Heather Skinner
Publicist and Assistant Marketing Manager
Phone: (612) 301-1932
Emily Hamilton
Assistant Director for Book Publishing
Phone: (612) 301-1936

Press Releases

Mar 04, 2016
Featuring Big Trouble + dVRG, with special guests Chris Koza, Lucy Michelle, Toki Wright, Terry Walsh, and DJ Shannon Blowtorch, plus the World's Most Dangerous Polka Band
In celebration of R.T. Rybak's memoir POTHOLE CONFIDENTIAL, First Avenue is hosting a launch party April 13 with music, ice cream, and more. This fundraiser supports the city of Minneapolis's STEP-UP youth employment program.
Mar 04, 2016
Award will be presented April 16, 2016, at the Minnesota Book Awards ceremony
William D. Green is winner of the 2016 Hognander Minnesota History Award for his book 'Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865–1912.'
Jan 20, 2016
Coulthard is the author of 'Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition'
"Red Skin, White Masks is a revolutionary work.”

Press Clips

May 20, 2016
New York Times
The first sentence uttered by Albert Murray in “Murray Talks Music,” an insightful new book published by the University of Minnesota Press, is a concise distillation of his views on the blues. “Well, the objective of the blues musician is to get rid of the blues . . . and of course you stomp the blues not with utmost violence but with elegance.”
May 20, 2016
New York Times
“Murray Talks Music,” another of several new books about jazz, brings together some of the writer Albert Murray’s interviews and essays about music. In Apprise magazine in 1990, he talked about improvisation as a form of resilience, an ability to change and deal with new circumstances that was indicative of the American character. “If you’ve got it all nailed down, and you know where all the notes go, and you do all that, and all you have to do is have the director come up and tell you, ‘Do that,’ you’re not dealing with American experience, you see.”
May 19, 2016
Good Magazine
Featuring FREEGANS by Alex V. Barnard.