Author: Cathie Crooks

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 […]

A Two-Year Internship

A Guest Post by Richard Costa When I first visited the Press in late 2019, it was located in Ring House 2. Our Associate Director and Manager of Planning and Operations Cathie Crooks soon told me they were about to move to a new office and this included a lot of packing with another intern. […]

Theresa Kishkan On Writing Essays

A guest post by Theresa Kishkan, author of Blue Portugal and Other Essays Many of us grew up learning the essay as a formal container for critical analysis but the form has evolved, in the way a plant might evolve, hybridize in response to new soil conditions, weather, and use requirements. It’s the later possibilities […]

Literary Cocktails: You’re Invited!

University of Alberta Press is pleased to announce its annual Literary Cocktails event. Please join us online on April 28, 2022, at 6 pm MT. Everyone is welcome! This year, the virtual reading will be hosted by Edmonton Poetry Festival’s Artistic Producer, Shima Robinson. The event will feature readings from UAlberta Press’ newest poetry collections: Arborophobia by Nancy […]

About the Kreisel Lecture Series

Guest post by Sarah Wylie Krotz The Canadian Literature Centre (CLC) was established in 2006, thanks to the leadership gift of noted Edmontonian bibliophile Dr. Eric Schloss. The Kreisel Lecture Series is an annual event dedicated to nurturing public as well as scholarly engagement with the pressing concerns of writers in Canada. This series was […]

Read Alberta: Telling Alberta’s Story on the Web

We want to celebrate Read Alberta, a website launched in 2021. The brainchild of Annie Boyar, Heather Lohnes, and Karyn Wisselink, it is a welcome and much-needed initiative, beautifully executed by a brilliant team. In their words: “Read Alberta celebrates our book community and the people who tell Alberta’s story. Spearheaded by the Book Publishers […]