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Black Lives Matter: Free Antiracist Reading
The University of Minnesota Press is in sympathy and solidarity with the grieving family of Daunte Wright, killed by police during a traffic stop near Minneapolis on Sunday, April 11, 2021, and acknowledges the trauma and fear experienced by the Black members of our community today and every day. In order for our world to be more equitable and just, we must all be a part of dismantling white supremacy in its many forms, including and especially racial profiling. In the shadow of the Derek Chauvin trial, we affirm, once again and always: BLACK LIVES MATTER.
Leah Pennywark joins University of Minnesota Press as new humanities editor
Leah Pennywark is the new University of Minnesota Press humanities editor. She starts August 26.
University of Minnesota Press at London Book Fair
University of Minnesota Press to publish memoir of 2018 Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Women’s National Cross Country Ski Team member Jessie Diggins
Jessie Diggins' memoir, written with journalist Todd Smith, beautifully intertwines her Olympic gold medal heroics with her effervescent spirit in a candid memoir full of humility and humor that will inspire audiences the world over.
Adrienne Kennedy among 2018 Theater Hall of Fame Inductees
Adrienne Kennedy is among the 2018 Theater Hall of Fame inductees.
Announcing a trilogy of Allen Ginsberg’s unpublished journals.
The University of Minnesota Press with CUNY’s GC Digital Scholarship Lab and Cast Iron Coding announce the release of MANIFOLD 1.0.
'The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen' by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley nominated for a James Beard cookbook award.
Announcing a new series: Art after Nature
Books published in this series engage with the politics and contradictions of the Anthropocene as a concept in order to problematize recent and influential philosophical waves like animal studies, posthumanism, and speculative realism in relation to art writing and art making.
Minnesota: Where Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan's career began
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar's inspiring memoir—now in paperback
Announcing Avant Museology, a symposium at the Walker Art Center
This two-day symposium on November 20-21, 2016, features University of Minnesota Press authors Timothy Morton, Cary Wolfe, and Arseny Zhilyaev.
Glen Coulthard receives The Frantz Fanon Award for Outstanding Book in Caribbean Thought
"Red Skin, White Masks is a revolutionary work.”
Former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak's memoir to be published in April 2016
University of Minnesota Press selected as beneficiary of Whole Foods Market's 5% Community Support Day
The Essential Ellen Willis a Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award
The Essential Ellen Willis a Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award
Fred Ho (August 10, 1957–April 12, 2014)
The saxophonist, composer, and activist dies after an 8-year battle with cancer. Press release from Big Red Media, Inc.
Cesar Chavez film opening soon
Six UMP books on the MN Book Awards Finalists list
Finalists include Larry Haeg, Sue Leaf, Rachael Hanel, Sarah Stonich, Julie Davis, and Penny Petersen.
Author Jean O'Brien selected to the Board of Trustees for the Cobell Education scholarship fund
Antipode offering free virtual issue to celebrate Katherine Gibson lecture
Jochen Schulte-Sasse, renowned intellectual, dies at 72
Jochen Schulte-Sasse worked with the University of Minnesota Press on multiple projects, including the Theory and History of Literature Series and the journal Cultural Critique.
MinnPost Books: Heartland Fall Forum 2012
“Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” Mark Twain once remarked, and today’s independent booksellers could take that same line as their motto, to judge from the energies on display at the recent Heartland Fall Forum in Minneapolis. launches
Publishers Weekly: University of Minnesota Press is one of three publishers to partner with Dunn Bros. in virtual bookstore for coffee lovers
Pioneering queer studies scholar Alexander Doty dies after being struck by motorcycle
Pioneering queer studies scholar Alexander Doty, a much-admired author, died after being hit by a motorcycle while on vacation in Bermuda
UMP titles available to media via NetGalley
University of Minnesota Press is a subscriber to NetGalley, a new online service for the electronic delivery of galleys and press materials.
Jailhouse Stories author Neil Haugerud dies
Neil Haugerud, author of Jailhouse Stories, died June 6th, 2012, at the age of 81.
Regina Root's COUTURE AND CONSENSUS wins Whitaker Prize
Regina Root has been awarded the prestigious Arthur P. Whitaker Prize for her book Couture & Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina.
Alondra Nelson's BODY AND SOUL wins American Sociological Association section book award
Alondra Nelson's BODY AND SOUL receives the ASA's Race, Gender and Class Section's 2012 Distinguished Book Award.
TWELVE OWLS wins honorable mention for general nonfiction
The Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards has recognized TWELVE OWLS by Laura Erickson and Betsy Bowen with an honorable mention in general nonfiction.

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