Short Takes: News and Reviews

On Short Takes today: Press news—Book Blowout 2017, author interviews, and more; announcing Annotations, a new podcast from UGA Press; BEA; Foreign Rights news; Awards news; and the latest reviews.

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…

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…

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

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…

Short Takes: news and reviews

The summer has been good to us. From poetry and foodways to fiction and history, below are some highlights of recent press our books have received. “Jeffrey Schultz’s National Poetry Series-winning collection What Ridiculous Things We Could Ask of Each Other needs our attention almost as much as it demands our suspension of disbelief. Because…

Short Takes: recent news and reviews

We are reprising a regular feature from our old blog with this new Short Takes post. We will regularly highlight reviews and other news about our books or the Press in general. This week: a starred review of Eighty-Eight Years by Patrick Rael; more coverage of our groundbreaking photo/essay collection about the Civil War, Lens of War; a fabulous review…