Category: Books

Who is the audience?

A guest post by Ken Haigh. I was recently asked, “Why was this the right time to share this story [On Foot to Canterbury: A Son’s Pilgrimage] with your readers?” The question took me by surprise. I don’t think I consciously write with an audience in mind. I write about what interests me at the […]

Prizes: Thrilling News to Report

This has been a wonderful week of award announcements, and we are proud to celebrate recent critical recognition for our authors and their books. Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction On Foot to Canterbury: A Son’s Pilgrimage, by Ken Haigh, has been shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Jury members […]

Celebrating You Look Good for Your Age

With wit and wisdom, twenty-nine women writers challenge ageism through essays, short stories, and poetry in the anthology You Look Good for Your Age, edited by Rona Altrows. They share their distinct opinions, impressions, and speculations on aging and ageism and their own growth as people. In these thoughtful, fierce, and funny works, the writers […]

UAlberta Press Poetry Reading Season: September 2021

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 2023 in the Robert Kroetsch Series of Canadian creative writing.  We welcome submissions by poets from diverse and marginalized backgrounds, and are interested in seeing work […]

End Roll Credits, Courtesy of Derek Truscott

Drum roll, please! Derek Truscott provided this cheeky list of project participants for his latest book, Ethics for the Practice of Psychology in Canada, Third Edition. Thank you for the shout-out, Derek, and for all of the fine work you have done with this important textbook over the years. Director and Publisher        Douglas HildebrandAssociate […]

Our Audiobooks Are Out in the World!

A Guest Post by Tanvi Mohile In 2020, UAlberta Press began the exciting project of distributing our first audiobooks in collaboration with ECW Press. Three of our previously published books are now available as audiobooks: Crow Never Dies; Magnetic North; and Grant Notley, 2nd Edition. This month, our latest audiobook became available for download: Tiny […]

Celebrating Spring and Summer 2021 Award Nominations

Many UAlberta Press books have received a nod from various award committees in the last few months. Some are still in the adjudication process, so we are holding our breath! Congratulations to all of the authors on their achievements. Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih: Stories […]

Appealing Because He Is Appalling: From the Introduction

Tamari Kitossa, editor of Appealing Because He Is Appalling: Black Masculinities, Colonialism, and Erotic Racism, has created a collection of interdisciplinary thought on erotic racism and Black masculinities with four related aims, as noted in his introduction to the book: First, it aims to elucidate across time, place, and space a humane account of the […]

Alan Brownoff’s Work Recognized by AU Presses Once Again

Heartiest congratulations to our designer Alan Brownoff, winner of two selections at the Association of University Presses 2021 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show, an international design award. Alan is recognized in the Scholarly Typographic category for his work on the monumental Our Whole Gwich’in Way of Life Has Changed / Gwich’in K’yuu Gwiidandài’ Tthak Ejuk Gòonlih: Stories from the People of […]