Author: Cathie Crooks

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 […]

The Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist is Out

We are thrilled to announce that UAlberta Press has ten shortlistings for eight titles across six categories, including four for our brilliant designer Alan Brownoff. The shortlist for the 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards “represents the finest of Alberta book publishing as determined by leading professionals in the book industry from across Canada, and showcases […]

Finally! Our First In-Person Launch in Edmonton

Last night was Gavin Bradley’s launch of Separation Anxiety, hosted by Glass Bookshop at Latitude 53 in Edmonton. This was the first launch that Press staff could attend and marked the first gathering in well over two years. We were fortunate to have fabulous weather, which meant time on the patio with craft beers and […]

Another Busy Spring! A round-up of news and links.

Shelagh Rogers interviewed Vivek Shraya on CBC’s The Next Chapter. It was a lively discussion centred on Vivek’s book, Next Time There’s a Pandemic. Shelagh Rogers also interviewed Jane Cawthorne and Kinnie Starr on the show. They talked about Impact: Women Writing After Concussion. And then Alberta Views magazine ran a full-page review of the […]