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We are delighted to offer the second installment in our new podcast series, "UVA Press Presents," via this interview with Pulitzer-Prize nominated author Helen Horowitz, author of the new book TRACES OF J. B. JACKSON: The Man Who Taught Us to See Everyday America, and Daniel Horowitz, Mary Huggins Gamble Foundation Chair and Professor of American Studies Emeritus, Smith College. Listen above, read profiles of Helen and Dan Horowitz below, and read more about the book, which The New York Review of Books called "[An] excellent biography," here. And remember to place an order for 30% off this and other titles through June 30th with code 10READ.

We are delighted to introduce our new podcast series, "UVA Press Presents," via this interview with literary biographer Carl Rollyson, author of the new two-volume series THE LIFE OF WILLIAM FAULKNER, and Stephen Railton, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Director of the Digital Yoknapatawpha project. Listen above, and read more, including an excerpt from THE LIFE OF WILLIAM FAULKNER, VOLUME 1: The Past Is Never Dead, 1897-1934, which Kirkus Reviews in a starred review called "A filling, satisfying feast for Faulkner aficionados," ....

Published today in UKSG Insights, "Towards inclusive scholarly publishing: developments in the university press community" coauthored by Niccole Leilanionapae‘aina Coggins, UVA Press Editorial, Design, and Production Coordinator and Assistant Project Editor, provides an overview of the ways in which the members of the Association of University Presses are working towards more inclusive practices in scholarly publishing. 

As the noted possum-philosopher Pogo bleakly commented from a trash-strewn Okefenokee Swamp on a 1970 poster announcing the first Earth Day, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

Suzanne Morse Moomaw has been named Director of the University of Virginia Press, effective January 2020. Moomaw is Associate Professor of Urban + Environmental Planning in the School of Architecture and Director of the Community Design Research Center. She has served on the Press’s Board of Directors since 2015, the last two years as chair. On leave from the School of Architecture for the 2020-21 academic year, Moomaw will launch the search for the next Director by spring 2021. The position became vacant with the death of Mark Saunders.

TEXAS: a small word known worldwide that embodies all the attributes of the big state, its myths, legends, and history. That history itself is often indistinguishable from myth, aided by popular culture and media.

Nixon and Agnew

Perhaps an infamous president deserves an infamous vice president. Richard Nixon's running mate, Spiro Agnew, has almost as tarnished an image in modern American history as Nixon himself. Through a series of events that eerily foreshadowed the president's own eventual exit, Agnew was forced to leave office in October of 1973 after charges of tax evasion. Less than a year later, Nixon would resign over the Watergate scandal. In a fascinating piece just posted on the Atlantic web site, Miller Center scholar Nicole Hemmer looks at the Nixon/Agnew team, revealing a complex and flawed relationship. 

If you haven’t read any books by James Salter, should you read these lectures first? Maybe. Certainly the first one, “The Art of Fiction.” You would get a sense of his voice, of his rhythm–his perfectly timed abruptnesses, which are agreeable surprises–that is, you agree to stop and let the echo clarify. . . .

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