Category: Books

“One Child Reading”: Extending the Landscape

Margaret Mackey writes: When University of Alberta Press published my book, One Child Reading: My Auto-Bibliography, in 2016, it marked an important way station in a very long process. To explore the materials of my own childhood literacy, I spent years assembling books from my youth, along with magazines, Sunday-school leaflets, TV shows, radio programs, […]

Featured Reviews of “Wisdom in Nonsense”

“[Heather O’Neill’s] father shared hard-earned wisdom culled from early years as a petty criminal through to his work as a kind of philosopher-janitor. Unfortunately, his enthusiasm for dispensing life advice was in direct opposition to its practical application. But it certainly makes for good reading…. [This] collection, like all of her work, is filled with […]

Spring 2019 Catalogue is Here!

The University of Alberta Press celebrates 50 years of publishing in 2019. In anticipation of this milestone, we embarked on a project to re-imagine our visual identity. Our goal was to honour our legacy while reflecting our current publishing program, which is increasingly diverse, urban, and multidisciplinary. We worked with Susan Colberg (Visual Communication Design at the University of Alberta) to create […]

Poetry Reading Season is Here!

“What’s that?”, you ask? Poetry Reading Season is when the University of Alberta Press is accepting poetry manuscripts for consideration to be published in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing. Back in 2014, we started to streamline the submission process to make it more manageable to handle the increasing number of poetry manuscripts […]

Featured Reviews of “Tar Wars”

“Alberta for generations was famous for mountains, rodeos, Mormonism, football, Ukrainian culture, meatpacking and Social Credit. Say ‘Alberta’ today and any focus group replies, ‘oil’. That’s no accident, writes Prof. Geo Takach of Royal Roads University. From the 1947 oil strike at Leduc Number One, ‘resource extraction became heroic’. Alberta’s very identity was intertwined with oil […]

Annie Muktuk Wins Prestigious Danuta Gleed Literary Award

We have some great news to share! Norma Dunning has won the prestigious Danuta Gleed Literary Award, given to the writer of the best first short story collection in Canada. The stories in Annie Muktuk and Other Stories portray the unvarnished realities of northern life via strong and gritty characters. Jury members praised Dunning for crafting “spellbinding narratives” […]

Featured Reviews of "Little Wildheart"

“In Little Wildheart, Micheline Maylor writes poems that chart the vagaries of love, its cycles of loss and renewal, followed by a realization about the joy and freedom in reinhabiting the self without outside commitment…. Maylor draws images from an elementary and animal world to reflect the psyche and its spiritual progress. Allusive and elusive, […]