International Mountain Day 2017
Dr. Colleen Skidmore—author of Searching for Mary Schäffer: Women Wilderness Photography—gave a talk about the subject of her new book at the University of Alberta’s Mountain Festival on December 7, 2017. The event was hosted by Dr. PearlAnn Reichwein, author of the award-winning Climber’s Paradise. Mary Schäffer was a photographer, writer, botanical painter, and mapmaker from Philadelphia, […]
Have a Bookish Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
May the holidays and 2018 bring you many good reads! If you are looking for some ideas, here is a link to the best books of 2017 in the National Post. The 49th Shelf and Kerry Clare also have some suggestions. Iceland has the neatest Christmas tradition! Did you know about Jólabókaflóð or “The book flood of […]
Featured Reviews of “Nuala: A Fable”
“… Beach’s spare, poetic prose swept me away from the present world of mad dictators into a magical timeless realm like the sweet books of my childhood. I was transported and found myself rationing each page near the end, because I did not want to leave Beach’s fictional world. Highly recommended, even if you don’t like […]
Rising Abruptly Wins Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Award
Gisèle Villeneuve’s new short story collection continues to win major awards. Most recently, Rising Abruptly was announced as the winner of the Mountain Fiction & Poetry category at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. The book also won the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction [Writers’ Guild of Alberta], the Trade Fiction Book of the Year […]
The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories – Recap
The organizers of The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories welcomed over 200 people to participate in a conference dedicated to conversations about respectful ways to publish Indigenous stories. The conference took place at the University of Alberta from June 8 to 10, 2017. Organizer Linda Cameron noted, “With cultural appropriation in the news once again, […]
Our Scholar is in Residence…
…blogging about our new PhD Internship in Publishing and Editing. As Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Alberta Press (UAP), one of my goals has been to develop a deeper and more substantive academic relationship between the Press and students. That goal has come to fruition: the University of Alberta Press(UAP) has partnered with the Department of English […]
Featured Reviews of “Trudeau’s Tango”
“…Darryl Raymaker, has recently written an excellent book about Alberta and the Trudeaus, called Trudeau’s Tango. In his compendious book, Raymaker reminds everyone that the Trudeau name has always been controversial in Alberta—but respected, too. The Trudeau name gave ‘Alberta Liberals hope,’ Raymaker writes. The father, then—like the son, now—’was a man for his time—new, […]
Books. Inordinately valuable.
The staff of the University of Alberta Press had a treat on Monday: a visit to the Bruce Peel Special Collections! Linda Quirk, Assistant Special Collections Librarian, and Kevin Zak, Exhibitions & Collections Assistant, spent an hour showing us a range of treasures and telling us about the general operations of the Bruce Peel Special Collections […]