Author Archives: Tachel Brown

Lydia R. Hamessley, author of Unlikely Angel: The Songs of Dolly Parton, answers questions about her inspirations, Appalachian music, songwriting, and, of course, music legend Dolly Parton. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? Laurie Matheson, the Director … Continue reading

Welcome to the Press’s 2020 IBMA Virtual Exhibit. Step inside, and browse our extensive collection of bluegrass titles, author publications, playlists, and more. Also, enjoy 50% off all bluegrass titles, as well as the chance to buy three titles to … Continue reading

Donald W. Rogers, author of Workers against the City, answers questions about the labor movement, American history, free speech, CIO v. Hague, and civil liberties. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? Free speech and assembly law are … Continue reading

Elizabeth A. Clendinning, author of American Gamelan and the Ethnomusicological Imagination, answers questions about the intricacies of global ensembles, gaps between classroom discussions and real-life applications, and the cohesion of tradition and modernity. Q: Why did you decide to write … Continue reading

Jonathan R. Eller, author of Bradbury Beyond Apollo, the final book in his trilogy biography of Ray Bradbury, answers questions about his reasoning for writing a trilogy, academic and literary influences, and all-things science fiction. Q: Why did you decide … Continue reading

Welcome to the Press’s 2020 ASALH Virtual Exhibit! Browse our newest Black studies titles, as well as journals that disseminate Black studies scholarship. And use Promo Code ASALH20 to get 50% off all our African American studies titles! Plus, when … Continue reading

Happy 100th birthday, Ray Bradbury! The Press is excited to announce that today, on the Bradbury Centennial, we are releasing the final addition to Jonathon Eller’s Ray Bradbury trilogy, Bradbury Beyond Apollo. Drawing on numerous interviews with Bradbury and privileged … Continue reading

Welcome to the 2020 University of Illinois Press Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Virtual Exhibit! While we wish this could be an in-person event, we’re still excited to show you our Asian American scholarship collection. Enjoy books, journal articles, … Continue reading

August’s free e-book is here! To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, we are giving away copies of 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage. Compiled by Dawn Durante, this anthology includes essential scholarship on the women’s … Continue reading

Today on National Intern Day, we share some reflections from University of Illinois Press interns! “A life-long reader, I am so excited to have the opportunity to market something I am so passionate about. Although I haven’t been here long, … Continue reading