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We are delighted to offer the sixth installment in our new podcast series, "UVA Press Presents," via this interview with Walter Hood, MacArthur Fellow and Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning and Urban Design at the University of California, Berkeley, and Grace Mitchell Tada, independent scholar, writer, and journalist, about their new book Black Landscapes Matter.

Last year, UVA Press was proud to publish Tom Kapsidelis’s After Virginia Tech: Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings, which illuminates the experiences of the survivors of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre—then the deadliest to date—and other community members and portrays in depth their advocacy for reforms in gun safety, campus security, trauma recovery, and mental health over the past decade. Now this book is also available in paper, and the author has created study guide questions for college students and book club questions for general readers to ponder.

Happy University Press Week! This year’s theme is “Raise UP” which emphasizes the role that university presses play in elevating authors, subjects, and whole disciplines that bring new perspectives, ideas, and voices to readers around the globe.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Reverend Nancy Claire Essig, former Director of the University of Virginia Press.

Over 98 million U.S. citizens have already voted in this year’s presidential election. Many millions more will do so today. Voting has been central to U.S.

As the Editor for History, I am always gratified when UVA Press books illuminate the country’s past while also speaking to our present moment. A few months ago, Christopher Pearl’s Conceived in Crisis: The Revolutionary Creation of an American State appeared as part of our Early American Histories series, and his book’s insights into good governance appear deeply relevant as municipal, state, and national elections loom on the horizon and early voting is well underway.

UVA Press Reading Series

The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce a new reading club that features themed books throughout the year at a discounted rate. The 2020 theme is Virginia Pathways and People for those interested in the flora, fauna, and people of Virginia. Books in the annual series are appropriate for book clubs, classrooms, or just your nearby easy chair. Selected by Press staff, these books will take you on journeys through beautiful landscapes, remarkable and conflicting histories, and engaging ideas and perspectives through fiction, biography, and design. The book series selections for 2020 are specially priced at a 40% discount to you, your family members, or friends with free shipping. Buy all 20 or mix and match to your own interests. Use code 10VPP.

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Write for Us

If you are seeking a publisher for your scholarly research and it is a good fit with our list, we welcome your query. The link below for “Prospective Authors” will offer contact information for our acquiring editors and tips for preparing a book proposal.

If you are an author already under contract with us, the link below for “Current Authors” will provide you with the information you need to prepare your manuscript for production.


The University of Virginia Press grieves at the loss of yet another valued life taken on a street corner, in a church, in a dangerous factory, in a routine traffic stop, or along a rural desolate road. We stand in solidarity with the peaceful protestors. We amplify their calls to remember those lost unjustly, to reclaim humanity and fairness, and to remain steadfast and committed to a world where all people are visible, valued, and have at birth a life of promise no matter color or creed.

Books allow us to gain understanding, to measure ourselves against the mirror of the past, and to rewrite the script for change. They show us pain, they act as mirrors, they allow us to see in new ways, they force us to remember, they shed light on reality, and they move us from provocative words to meaningful action. We hope that these six voices can help lead you through that process.

Read the following chapters from our books free of charge: