Short Takes: News and Reviews

Welcome to Short Takes. Below you’ll find all the news, interviews, events, and reviews that you might have missed or can look forward to in the coming months. NEW AUTHORS: Becky Mandelbaum’s Bad Kansas won the 2016 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. “What’s most impressive about this collection of stories, in which Kansas is as…

President of Trinity College at the University of Oxford and UGA Press Author to Give UGA Signature Lecture

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at 4:00 p.m., as part of the University of Georgia Provost’s Signature Lectures, Sir Ivor Roberts, President of Trinity College, University of Oxford, will give a lecture titled “Strengthening International Alliances in a World That Wants to Tear Them Apart” at the UGA Chapel. Roberts will discuss his experiences working…

Short Takes: News and Reviews

Recently Cynthia Bertelsen took a trip to the Little White House in Warm Springs, GA, and wrote about it for Modern Salt. In her post, she profiles FDR’s cook, Daisy Bonner, who made sure she would not be forgotten to history by writing this note on the wall in the kitchen: “Daisy Bonner cook the 1st meal…

UGA Press at Spotlight on the Arts

The annual Spotlight on the Arts Festival begins this week and UGA Press has three big events this year. We hope to see you around! Dirty Book Sale, November 5th and 6th, Tate Student Center November 5th, 9am-4pm, the DBS will be selling slightly damaged and overstocked books to students, faculty, and staff only (UGA ID…

Short Takes: News and Reviews

This week on Short Takes: Read an interview with UGA Press Director Lisa Bayer on the Best American Poetry blog in which Bayer discusses our commitment to publishing poetry and why it’s so important to us. Also, we just announced the winners of the 2015 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, so check out our blog…

UGA Press at the Decatur Book Festival

The Decatur Book Festival is one of the South’s premier book festivals and will hit the streets of Decatur, GA, September 4-6. As usual, the UGA Press will be there, selling books in our booth, chatting up bookish locals, and enjoying the company of Georgia readers. Stop by our booth and receive a FREE signed copy…