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Welcome to the UVA Press Author's Corner! Here, we feature conversations with the authors of our latest releases to provide a glimpse into the writer's mind, their book's main lessons, and what’s next for them. We hope you enjoy these inside stories.

We're beginning the series with a conversation with Rex Bowman and Carlos Santos, coauthors of ALMOST HEMINGWAY: The Adventures of Negley Farson, Foreign Correspondent, out today (August 31).

We are delighted to announce that David Sewell, Manager of Digital Initiatives and the Rotunda Imprint at the University of Virginia Press, has won The Association for Documentary Editing's 2021 Lyman H. Butterfield Award. The award was given in recognition of Sewell's creative and groundbreaking innovations in scholarly editing and documentary publication, which have made possible the widespread digital publication of scholarly editions.

This month, right in time for SHEAR, UVA Press is proud to release Ireland and America: Empire, Revolution, and Sovereignty, edited by Patrick Griffin and Francis D. Cogliano, and featuring contributions by Rachel Banke, T. H. Breen, Trevor Burnard, Nicholas Canny, Christa Dierksheide, Matthew P. Dziennik, S. Max Edelson, Annette Gordon-Reed, Eliga Gould, Robert G. Ingram, Peter S. Onuf, Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy, Jessica Choppin Roney, and Gordon S. Wood.

To commemorate the anniversary of American independence, Nadine Zimmerli, History and Social Sciences Editor, and the series editors of Jeffersonian America—Charlene Boyer Lewis, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter Onuf, Andrew O’Shaughnessy, and Robert Parkinson—have selected five outstanding books on the American Revolution that explore different facets of the problems American independence created. 

We share in mourning the loss of William "Bill" Robertson, the first African American to serve as an aide to a Virginia governor and subsequently serve in five presidential administrations.

In celebration of Pride Month, we are pleased to offer this original essay by Ula Klein, author of Sapphic Crossings: Cross-Dressing Women in Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, with the published account of her life and work, 2014

UVA Press joins the architecture community in mourning the loss of landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, who passed away on May 22, 2021. We asked Susan Herrington, a personal friend of Oberlander's and author of the biography Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape to share her remembrances, which we offer below. 

With the prospect of road-tripping back on the horizon, we’re looking forward to the kind of nostalgic jaunts that once defined the American summer, when families piled into the Woodie wagon and toured wonders in their own backyards, and beyond.

Here’s a sampling of UVA Press books, easily tucked into a backpack or a glove compartment, to help you map your travels. Order these titles before July 1, at 30% off, and you’ll save some money to fill the tank!

30% OFF through July 1 with promo code 10WOODIE.

Chuck Robb MemoirJoin Governor Chuck Robb at Virtual Events Celebrating His New Memoir In the Arena: A Memoir of Love, War, and Politics.

“I hate the myth of Hemingway. And the reason I hate the myth of Hemingway: It obscures the man. And the man is much more interesting than the myth.” So says Michael Katakis, the manager of the Hemingway estate, toward the very beginning of Ken Burns’s and Lynn Novick’s (excellent) recent documentary, Hemingway, on PBS. It is hard to imagine a more incomprehending attitude toward Hemingway, for whom – as Hemingway shows itself to know perfectly well throughout – the “man” and the “myth” are entirely entwined.