Featured Reviews of “100 Days”
“Bitek’s ability to connect with the beauty and pain of human suffering seems supernatural, this ability to give voice to those who seem to have no voices. Bitek wrote this book with her blood and it shows…. Bitek is a gifted seer, she sees tomorrow with a sweet but earthy, guttural voice, voice of the masquerade…. […]
University of Alberta Press: Awards!
Authors and staff of the University of Alberta Press have many achievements to celebrate from the first months of 2016. Alice Major is over the moon about her book of poetry, Standard candles, being shortlisted for two awards: the League of Canadian Poets’ Raymond Souster Award and the Alberta Literary Awards’ Stephan G. Stephansson Award for […]
Literary Cocktails 2016
Literary Cocktails proved to be a very popular event, yet again! Last year we moved from the cozy Papaschase Room of the Faculty Club to the elegant and spacious Winspear Room with its wonderful view of the river valley. With the early arrival of Spring, there must have been something in the air to enhance the magic of […]
Second Edition of “Grant Notley” Hard at Work
The Federal NDP Convention was held in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre. 800 delegates from around the country attended, and we were fortunate to get a table to sell Grant Notley: The Social Conscience of Alberta, Second Edition. Author Howard Leeson joined me at the table to sign copies. Here are his comments about the event. At […]
Books by their covers… or what’s a footnote for?
The University of Alberta Press has published many of Alice Major’s poetry collections; four, to be precise. The latest, Standard candles, inspired two blog posts by Alice that we’d like to share here, with her permission, of course. Many-a-things make a book, and Alice’s reflections touch on two of the elements: footnotes and covers. She muses: It’s a […]
University of Alberta Press Expands Commitment to the North with Polynya Press Imprint
The University of Alberta Press (UAP) is introducing Polynya Press, a new imprint. Pronounced “puh-lin-ya,” the new imprint launched with the publication of Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing, edited by Barbara Helen Miller. The book is one of the Patterns of Northern Traditional Healing Series, overseen by series editor Earle Waugh. Linda Cameron, Director of […]
Featured Reviews of “The Chinchaga Firestorm”
“This is surely the definitive account of the Chinchaga complex. It will be welcomed by the North American fire community and by anyone interested in the settlement of the Boreal Plains Ecozone of western Canada.” Stephen J. Pyne, BC Studies, October 15, 2015 [Read full review.] “[Tymstra] ties in the impacts on wildfire ecology, wildfire […]
Cathie is in Mexico…
Our dear colleague, Associate Director / Manager Planning & Operations, Cathie Crooks is in Mexico, enjoying a well deserved vacation. This is her at the airport – we haven’t seen newer pictures up on Facebook, so she must be avoiding the internet. I remember when I took my first vacation from UAP. I went to Cuba […]