Category: Books

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 […]

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 […]

Round Up: Key Events of 2021

It has been an amazing year for our authors. We wanted to celebrate a number of achievements before blasting into another new year. But first, we give a very sincere “thank you” to everyone who supports our work: from editors and indexers, printers and distributors, booksellers and readers, granting bodies and the University of Alberta. […]

You Look Good (for Your Age)

Rona Altrows is a brilliant and painstaking editor, fiction writer, essayist, and playwright: the Press is proud to have published three theme-based anthologies with her. The latest is You Look Good for Your Age. With Naomi K. Lewis, she co-edited Shy, and with Julie Sedivy she co-edited Waiting. “I returned to the same respiratory therapist […]