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…

Short Takes: News and Reviews

Lots of great coverage of our books to share this week. Also some award and event news we’d like to share. So without further ado… Awards: We’d like to congratulate Susan Cerulean. Her book Coming to Pass: Florida’s Coastal Islands in a Gulf of Change has won the gold 2015 Florida Book Award for nonfiction!…

Short Takes: News and Reviews

Lots of great reviews for our books of late, several of which we’re featuring in Short Takes this week. However, first some poetry news. We want to congratulate Kyle Dargan on being named a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his collection Honest Engine. The winners will be announced in April. Also, if you haven’t already…

Christopher Salerno Awarded the Inaugural Georgia Poetry Prize

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce that Christopher Salerno is the first winner of the Georgia Poetry Prize. In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia, the University of Georgia Press established the Georgia Poetry Prize in 2015 as a national competition that celebrates…