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  • Literary Cocktails: The Virtual Edition
    Literary Cocktails was bigger than ever this year, with over 160 people pre-registering and close to 120 signing in on May 14, from NWT to California, from BC to Nova Scotia. If you couldn’t make it, the recorded version is here. Michelle Lobkowicz, our new Acquisitions Editor for Humanities and Literature, was our MC and we […]
  • Provincial Budget Cuts Lead to Staff Reductions at UAlberta Press
    When Alberta’s provincial government delivered its budget on February 27, 2020 we learned that the University of Alberta was facing an 11% cut to its budget, following a 6.9% in-year cut last fall.  As a result of these devastating cuts, the university is laying off hundreds of valued employees and UAlberta Press–a unit of the […]
  • Poetry Month 2020 | From Coast to Coast
    UAlberta Press is celebrating Poetry Month with four new collections of poetry, representing Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. Spoken-word poet Valerie Mason-John unsettles readers with potent images of ongoing trauma from slavery and colonization in I Am Still Your Negro. Her narratives range from the beginnings of the African Diaspora to the story […]
  • Featured Reviews of “Rain Shadow”
    “[Rain Shadow] fits easily into my shelf of place-aware, place-engaged, self-examining literature from the North American West…. Bradley has a real knack for the potent ending. His final lines simultaneously turn his poems and sprout from them, meaning that each piece in this collection tugs you to stop a minute before you move to the […]
  • New US distributor as of June 1, 2020
    From UAlberta Press Director & Publisher, Douglas Hildebrand: “I am pleased to announce that we have signed an agreement with Hopkins Fulfillment Services, a division of John Hopkins University Press, for US book distribution and sales representation. In partnering with Hopkins Fulfillment Services, we join a number of other high-profile university presses including Johns Hopkins, […]
  • We Are MOVING!
    After residing in a quiet corner of the North campus of the University of Alberta, we are moving to a more central location. You will find us in Rutherford Library South on March 9, 2020. Our new headquarters has an event space and offices for our current staff as well as ‘touch-down’ desks for interns […]
  • Black History Month
    University of Alberta Press published two new books in time for Black History Month. In An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading Dionne Brand reflects on her early reading of colonial literature and how it makes Black being inanimate. CBC named it one of the 40 works of Canadian nonfiction to watch for in Spring […]
  • Featured Reviews of “Metis Pioneers”
    “[These two women’s] individual paths provide interesting parallel stories about Metis women who survived and thrived as the Canadian west transitioned from the fur trade to a more sedentary agricultural economy. Marie Rose’s family was French-speaking Metis and a few served as Louis Riel’s soldiers. Isabella was from the English-speaking Metis stock. Both were born […]

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