Category Archives: author events

Robert Lombardo author of Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia was featured on CSPAN’s Book TV. During the book discussion Lombardo covered his brushes with mobsters in his grammar school days, his time with the Chicago police department, and his study of … Continue reading

On June 8-9, University of Illinois Press authors and staff will be in Chicago participating in the Printers Row Lit Fest. We will sell our latest titles and regional classics in Tent location F3 on Dearborn Street, just south of Congress. Speaking … Continue reading

Chicago’s legendary Blues Festival kicks off today in Millennium Park. Friday’s Grant Park headliner is Bobby Rush, a prominent figure in the book Southern Soul Blues.  Author David Whiteis describes Rush on stage as “fluidity in motion — at any … Continue reading

Thomas Leslie signs copies of his new book Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934 at Book Expo America in New York.

On April 25, The Museum of Chinese in America hosted “A Night With the Dragon” honoring the life and work of Fred Ho. The musician and activist was on hand to sign copies of the University of Illinois Press book Yellow Power … Continue reading

This week musician and activist Fred Ho will be celebrated at events featuring both signings of the new University of Illinois Press book Yellow Power Yellow Soul and also some screenings of the new documentary Diary of the Dragon: The … Continue reading

If you’re looking for something to do in Chicago this month, the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has an exhibit called SynergiCity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City which roughly coincides with our publication of the book by the same name, edited by Paul Hardin Kapp … Continue reading

Filmmaker Philip Kaufman will be honored with the Founder’s Directing Award by the San Francisco Film Society. Annette Insdorf will lead a Q&A with director Philip Kaufman at the San Francisco International Film Festival on May 5. Insdorf will be signing copies of her … Continue reading

This week we officially published the new biography Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life by Dana Greene.  Levertov was born in England (October 24, 1923), published her first book of poems at age twenty-three, and moved to the United States in 1948 … Continue reading

Annette Insdorf will lead a Q&A with director Philip Kaufman at the Chicago Film Festival on October 16. Her critically acclaimed book in our Contemporary Film Directors series was published earlier this year. “A thoughtful, scholarly study of one of America’s most underrated … Continue reading