Short Takes: News and Reviews

Julia Iverson’s animated film based on Kyle Dargan’s poem “The Robots are Coming” from Honest Engine 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. DEADLINES: The deadline for the Georgia Poetry Prize is fast approaching. All entries must be submitted…

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 Fall 2016 Catalog is Out

Our Fall/Winter 2016 catalog has landed! We are happy to say that within its pages we’re announcing some of our best titles to date. Just click on the link within the catalog cover to take the whole thing for a spin. Below we are including a few highlight we think exemplify the range and depth of the…

New Documentary of Ruth Shellhorn

This month we published Ruth Shellhorn by Kelly Comras, which is the first biography to examine the work of the path-breaking modernist landscape architect and her contribution to the “Southern California experience.” Shellhorn’s influence in the field of landscape architecture can not be overstated. Her many works include such iconic examples as Bullock’s department stores, the University of…

Short Takes: News and Reviews

If you find yourself in or near Atlanta on May 18, join the University of Georgia Press and A Cappella Books for the book launch and reception of Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews. Author Ted Geltner will speak in conversation with author Michael Connelly and other special guests. Admission is free…

Short Takes: News and Reviews

First things first, we need to congratulate/brag about Angela Jill Cooley. Her book To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South has been nominated for a 2016 James Beard Foundation Book Award in Reference and Scholarship! Winners will be announced on April 26, 2016. Also, Women’s History Month is…