Our Holiday Sale is On!

It is that time of the year. There is snow on the ground, fairy lights glow in the cold dark, and our holiday sale has arrived! We are ready to put a copy of one of our fascinating titles in the hands of every book lover trying to keep warm out there.  Welcome to the […]

University Press Week 2022: NextUP

Guest post by Elisia Snyder University presses rely on strong independent booksellers, and Edmonton is fortunate to have two hugely supportive and collegial bookstores: Audreys Books, the staunch matriarch, and Glass Bookshop, a relative newcomer. The strong book culture in our city is fostered by a remarkable writing community, locally-based publishers, excellent bookstores, and book […]

Events for We Have Never Lived On Earth

Kasia Van Schaik is travelling widely to celebrate the publication of her book of linked short stories: We Have Never Lived On Earth. Come out and share an evening with her! October 6: Montreal launch, Notre Dame Des Quilles, 6:30 pm – with T. Liem and Eliza Robertson. October 25: Montreal Reading and Q & A with Kasia […]

Events for 10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada

People living in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal have the opportunity to come out and experience a vibrant and lively evening talking about Canada’s recent history with Aaron W. Hughes, author of 10 Days That Shaped Modern Canada. Edmonton (October 14) with Senator Paula Simons, Edmonton Public Library. Part of LitFest with Glass Bookshop.Registration: 10DaysEdmonton.eventbrite.ca […]

Introducing Olajide Salawu 

A Guest Post by Olajide Salawu Hello! I am Olajide Salawu, a new PhD intern at University of Alberta Press. I am the fourth in the pantheon of amazing doctoral students and look forward to emulating their successful work at the Press.  I commenced my PhD Program with the Department of English and Film Studies […]

UAlberta Press Poetry Reading Season: September 2022

University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts between September 1 and 30. At the end of the submission period, the Press will select up to three manuscripts for publication in 2024 in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing. We welcome submissions by poets from diverse and marginalized backgrounds, and are interested in […]

Indigenous Women and Street Gangs

We want to share some of the amazing response to Indigenous Women and Street Gangs: Survivance Narratives since its publication last fall. The book and its authors, Amber, Bev, Chantel, Jazmyne, Faith, Jorgina, and Robert Henry, were the focus of articles in Toronto Star, The Star-Phoenix, Alberta Native News, and University of Saskatchewan News. Three of the co-authors launched the […]

Coming Across Family History at Work

A Guest Post by Keely Shirt The first time I came across the image of my father in the media, I was in the sixth grade. My entire class was seated around one of those classic wheeled TVs. A 20-minute interlude led into a scene outside of a sweat lodge, where young men were speaking […]