Category: Books

Poetry Month 2020 | From Coast to Coast

UAlberta Press is celebrating Poetry Month with four new collections of poetry, representing Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. Spoken-word poet Valerie Mason-John unsettles readers with potent images of ongoing trauma from slavery and colonization in I Am Still Your Negro. Her narratives range from the beginnings of the African Diaspora to the story […]

Featured Reviews of “Rain Shadow”

“[Rain Shadow] fits easily into my shelf of place-aware, place-engaged, self-examining literature from the North American West…. Bradley has a real knack for the potent ending. His final lines simultaneously turn his poems and sprout from them, meaning that each piece in this collection tugs you to stop a minute before you move to the […]

Black History Month

University of Alberta Press published two new books in time for Black History Month. In An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading Dionne Brand reflects on her early reading of colonial literature and how it makes Black being inanimate. CBC named it one of the 40 works of Canadian nonfiction to watch for in Spring […]

Featured Reviews of “Metis Pioneers”

“[These two women’s] individual paths provide interesting parallel stories about Metis women who survived and thrived as the Canadian west transitioned from the fur trade to a more sedentary agricultural economy. Marie Rose’s family was French-speaking Metis and a few served as Louis Riel’s soldiers. Isabella was from the English-speaking Metis stock. Both were born […]

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 […]