Author Archives: denise

Last week Timothy Messer-Kruse, author of The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks, published a post on his own blog in response to a negative review in Dissent. While tacitly acknowledging that not everyone will like or agree with his work, … Continue reading

Today SoLost, the video magazine of Oxford American, released a lovely interview and profile called Bill C. Malone: Scholarly Hero of Country Music.  Malone also published two books in our Music in American Life series, Don’t Get above Your Raisin’: … Continue reading

We have a selection of new titles that examine the different ways the U.S. legal system has defined insanity, especially in relation to gender. All of these books look at and try to answer the questions: Who defines the narratives? … Continue reading

We would like to welcome Michael Roux as new Marketing Manager, and Stephanie Turza as soon-to-be new Journals Production Editor. Michael officially began his position yesterday after nearly seven years as our Publicity Manager. Stephanie will join us next Tuesday … Continue reading

Like local food and farmers’ markets? Author Janine Maclaclan will be signing copies of Farmers’ Markets of the Heartland next to the NW entrance to the Market between 9:30-11:30 this Saturday. Don’t have a copy yet? She’ll have some for … Continue reading

The American Theatre and Drama Society has awarded its 2011/2012 Annual Book Award to Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930. This award recognizes outstanding works that expand and challenge the field of American theatre and … Continue reading

Visit our booth (UPDATE: we have been moved to TENT B on Dearborn) at Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend, and enjoy presentations by these University of Illinois Press authors: Saturday, 11:30: Janine MacLachlan will discuss and sign copies of … Continue reading

Ray Bradbury, author, Illinois native, and subject of Becoming Ray Bradbury, has died. Jonathan Eller, his biographer, had this to say about him in an article last year in New Scientist: “RAY BRADBURY, the science fiction and fantasy author behind … Continue reading

The Telegraph blog of Cowboys & Indians magazine recently interviewed one of our authors. From the post: “In Twentieth Century Drifter: The Life of Marty Robbins, Diane Diekman offers a welcome and long-overdue biography of the famed singer-songwriter and NASCAR … Continue reading

The 46th Annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, “The oldest, continuous running bluegrass festival in the world,” is less than a month away. We have a robust selection of titles on Bluegrass music and related subjects. I anticipate many … Continue reading