Press Releases

Indie Groundbreaking Publisher: UMP feature in Independent Publisher

Jul 11, 2011
The University of Minnesota Press is Independent Publisher’s first university groundbreaking publisher. What makes Minnesota so different? They seriously rebel against the stereotype of a stuffy academic press (which we are seeing more and more university publishers doing every day). “We try to publish work that is at the leading-edge or even on the fringes – work a little more ‘out there’ than you see at your usual university press,” Director Doug Armato explains. “We think our specific role is to take cultural and intellectual chances, and this organizational DNA can be seen in everything from the general interest and regional books we publish to the most scholarly books on the list.”

Minnesota Book Award winners

Jun 20, 2011
University of Minnesota Press books News to Me by Laurie Hertzel, North Country by Mary Lethert Wingerd and The Opposite of Cold by Michael Nordskog, with photography by Aaron W. Hautala, receive Minnesota Book Awards.

Award: Seeking Asylum

Jun 15, 2011
Seeking Asylum by Alison Mountz, published by University of Minnesota Press, has received the 2010 Association of American Geographers Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work in Geography.