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'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.
CoffeeAndBooks.com 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.
RIFFTIDE nominated for Jazz Journalists Association Award
Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones, edited by Paul Devlin, is nominated for Best Book about Jazz of the Year. Winners will be announced June 20th.
Karen Nelson Hoyle is recipient of 2012 Kerlan Award
TWELVE OWLS among NE Minnesota Book Awards nominees
TWELVE OWLS, written by Laura Erickson and with illustrations by Betsy Bowen, is among this year's NE Minnesota Book Awards nominees in the Nonfiction category.
Author Joel Olson dies at 45
Joel Olson was a professor at Northern Arizona University and author of The Abolition of White Democracy (2004).
SUSPENDED ANIMATION wins ChLA Book Award
Suspended Animation: Children's Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity by Nathalie op de Beeck has been declared the best book of 2010 by the Children's Literature Association
SISTER ARTS a Publishing Triangle Award nominee
Honoring the best in LGBT writing for 2011, the Publishing Triangle and the Ferro-Grumley Literary Awards are pleased to recognize the finalists in the six categories below. The winners will be announced at our awards ceremony on April 19, 2012.
VIKINGS IN THE ATTIC a finalist for MN Book Award