Category: Books

Featured Reviews of “Power Play”

“Power Play is easy to understand, with a clear message: cities set to negotiate with professional sports teams must be aware there is a carefully-crafted playbook designed to attract maximum public dollars for sports facilities…” Liane Faulder, Edmonton Journal “In Power Play, Jay Scherer, David Mills and Linda Sloan McCulloch not only clear the fog, […]

Alberta Book Day 2019

It was another powerful day of conversations about book publishing in the province on Alberta Book Day in the concourse of the Federal Building. Honourable Leela Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women joined the celebration. In her speech she underscored how the book publishing industry has a significant economic impact, creating jobs […]

Featured Reviews of “Tiny Lights for Travellers”

“Tiny Lights for Travellers starts with a zit, percolating brightly on the nose of our author while she takes the transatlantic flight that begins the book. In a strange, unlikely, funny, unabashed and endearing way, this first image in Naomi K. Lewis’s reluctant, almost anti-travel memoir encapsulates much of what her book is about.” Laurie […]

Spring 2020 Catalogue | UAlberta Press

Our newest catalogue is available for download, featuring exceptional books in the areas of poetry, higher education, oral history, women’s studies, literary criticism, Canadian literature, intercultural studies, law, and psychology. Here is our Spring 2020 line up : We hope you’ll enjoy perusing the pages—you’re sure to find some books of interest!

Featured Reviews of “Little Yellow House”

“Halton clearly delights in interacting with people from all walks of life; her interest and empathy sparkle throughout. Her tone is factual, nonjudgmental, and often wryly funny. Little Yellow House is a balanced presentation of a diverse community in transition, complete with faults and growing pains.” Rachel Jagareski, Foreword Review “It’s books like this that remind us all… […]

Looking for Poetry Manuscripts: Submit Now

University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts between September 1 and October 31 this year. At the end of the submission period, the Press will select up to three manuscripts for publication in 2021 in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing.  To submit a poetry manuscript, click here. Why do we have a […]

An Image of Violence and Survivance

In this short reflection, Dr. Sandra Styres and Dr. Huia Tomlins-Jahnke discuss the decision process in choosing the cover image for Indigenous Education: New Directions in Theory and Practice, which they co-edited with Spencer Lilley and Dawn Zinga. Senator Murray Sinclair, former Commissioner for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Canada, said it best […]

Featured Reviews of “The Larger Conversation”

“This collection of essays is the third in a series of books in which Lilburn reflects on his own sense of rootlessness, often as a cultural phenomenon. The current book’s emphasis on the colonial condition is new…[The] construal at the heart of the book is individual and specific: North Americans of European descent suffer from […]

Congress 2019

The University of British Columbia in beautiful Vancouver hosted this year’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. As always, the seven days were filled with lectures, such as the Big Thinking series, book launches, poetry readings, and other special events. UAlberta Press had a booth at the Book Fair and we—Douglas Hildebrand, Mat Buntin, […]

Featured Reviews of “Searching for Mary Schäffer”

“Skidmore’s monograph offers a robust introduction to Schäffer’s work and contributes to recent scholarship in American art that attends to work produced across the North American continent…. Overall, Skidmore delivers an analysis of Schäffer’s prolific career as an artist and writer that will be of specific interest to scholars interested in the history of photography, […]