Author: Cathie Crooks

Introducing Alex Ventimilla, PhD Intern

A guest post by Alex Ventimilla Greetings, readers! I am a second-year PhD student in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. I also hold an MA from this institution, as well as a BA in English Literature and Culture from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. And now, I am thrilled to […]

Round Up: Key Events of 2021

It has been an amazing year for our authors. We wanted to celebrate a number of achievements before blasting into another new year. But first, we give a very sincere “thank you” to everyone who supports our work: from editors and indexers, printers and distributors, booksellers and readers, granting bodies and the University of Alberta. […]

You Look Good (for Your Age)

Rona Altrows is a brilliant and painstaking editor, fiction writer, essayist, and playwright: the Press is proud to have published three theme-based anthologies with her. The latest is You Look Good for Your Age. With Naomi K. Lewis, she co-edited Shy, and with Julie Sedivy she co-edited Waiting. “I returned to the same respiratory therapist […]

University Press Week 2021: #KeepUP

Celebrating the many ways university press publishing has evolved and excelled over the last decade, the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) has chosen “Keep UP” as the theme. During the tenth annual University Press Week, November 8 to 12, we welcome you to #KeepUP with a decade of excellence and innovation. We were challenged to […]

It’s time for our holiday sale!

Welcome to our holiday sale. We know books make great presents, so we want to give all of our friends and fans a chance to get some amazing titles for yourself and your loved ones at 30% off. We have created a new page on our website that suggests titles in all manner of categories, […]

Less Than a Thousand Words

A Guest Post by Richard Costa Description has a bad reputation. I imagine most of us have skipped ahead while reading a book because the dialogue and the action were more interesting than lengthy accounts of natural or man-made landscapes. But without some form of description, stories and histories exist in a kind of vacuum, […]

Hiking the Pilgrims’ Way

Ken Haigh launched his new book, On Foot to Canterbury: A Son’s Pilgrimage, at the end of September. The book is a finalist for the 2021 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Collingwood Public Library hosted Ken as part of its Simcoe Authors Talks. There was a fine online turnout and lively discussion after […]