07/02/15: "The Main Event" awarded the Bronze Medal for Sports in Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year contest The University of Nevada Press would like to congratulate Richard O. Davies for winning the Bronze Medal for Sports in Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Book of the Year contest. Foreword Reviews announced the winners of its annual INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards for the best indie books of 2014. Representing hundreds of independent and university presses of all sizes, the winners were selected after months of editorial deliberation over more than 1,500 entries in 63 categories.
11/13/14: Shaun Griffin joins the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame The University of Nevada Press congratulates Shaun Griffin on his induction to the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. Griffin, whose published books include "Bathing in the River of Ashes", is also the co-founder and director of Community Chest, a rural and social justice agency serving northwestern Nevada since 1991.
11/13/14: Ronald M. James joins Nevada Writers Hall of Fame The University of Nevada Press congratulates Ronald M. James on his induction to the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. James, author of numerous Nevada history books, including "The Roar and the Silence", administered the Nevada State Historic Preservation Office for nearly 30 years. From 2004 to 2013, he served on the National Historic Landmarks Committee, both as member and chairman. Currently he is the Executive Director of the Comstock Foundation for History and Culture.
02/19/14: AAUP 2014 Book, Jacket, & Journal Show to recognize "Carol and John Steinbeck" Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage will be recognized by the American Association of University Presses for excellence in the scholarly typographic category. The 2014 Book, Jacket, & Journal Show will premiere at the AAUP Annual Meeting in New Orleans, June, 2014. Congratulations to Design and Production Manager Kathleen Szawiola.
01/29/14: Publishing Professionals Network awards to "Everyday Las Vegas" and "Great Basin Indians" Everyday Las Vegas: Local Life in a Tourist Town and Great Basin Indians: An Encyclopedic History were selected by Publishing Professionals Network (formerly Bookbuilders West) for Recognition of Merit for excellence in design and were featured at the 43rd Annual Book Show. Congratulations to jacket designers Rebecca Lown (Everyday Las Vegas)and Jason Harvey (Great Basin Indians), and Kathleen Szawiola, Design and Production Manager.
12/11/13: "Carol and John Steinbeck" named to Best Books of the year list by San Jose Mercury News Georgia Rowe, Books by the Bay columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, listed a "baker's dozen" for the Bay Area's best books of 2013, including Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage by Susan Shillinglaw.
12/02/13: "Sunland" named one of the Oregonian's Top Ten Northwest books of 2013 Don Waters's novel Sunland was #7 in the Oregonian's listing of the Top Ten Northwest Books of 2013 by columnist Jeff Baker.
11/15/13: "The Last Shepherd" is finalist in the 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Martin Etchart’s novel The Last Shepherd was a finalist in two categories in the 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, presented by the New Mexico Book Coop: “Young Adult” and "Multicultural."
11/14/13: Richard O. Davies joins the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame The University of Nevada Press congratulates Richard O. Davies on his induction to the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. Davies, who is Distinguished Professor of History, emeritus at the University of Nevada, Reno, has authored two titles from the University of Nevada Press, The Maverick Spirit: Building the New Nevada and The The Main Event: Boxing in Nevada from the Mining Camps to the Las Vegas Strip (forthcoming, spring 2014).
11/10/13: "Sunland" named to Shortlist for PNBA 2014 Book Award Sunland, the novel by Don Waters, is one of twelve titles short-listed for the Pacific Northwest Bookseller Association's 2014 Book Awards; winners will be announced in early January, 2014.
11/07/13: PubWest Gold Medal for Design goes to "Atomic Comics" Atomic Comics: Cartoonists Confront the Nuclear Age is the Gold Medal winner in the PubWest Design Awards in the Academic Non-trade category. It was displayed along with the other winners at the PubWest conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 7-9. Congratulations to cover designer Kimberly Glyder and Design and Production Manager, Kathleen Szawiola.
10/03/13: Caroline Bancroft History Prize names "Wild Horse Annie" as Honor Book Wild Horse Annie: Velma Johnston and Her Fight to Save the Mustang, by Alan Kania, was named as an honor book in this year's Caroline Bancroft History Prize announcement. This prize is awarded annually by the Denver Public Library's Western History & Genealogy Department, to the author of the best book on Western American History published in the previous year.
09/20/13: 2013 Award of Merit for Leadership in History to the University of Nevada Press for "The Gold Rush Letters" The University of Nevada Press has been selected for a 2013 Award of Merit for Leadership in History by AASLH, the American Association for State and Local History for the publication of The Gold Rush Letters of E. Allen Grosh and Hosea B. Grosh. These awards are the nation's most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. We congratulate the editors, Ronald M. James and Robert E. Stewart. Presentation of the award was made at the 2013 AASLH Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama.
08/17/13: Vietnam Veterans of America Award to author H. Lee Barnes H. Lee Barnes, author of Cold Deck, Minimal Damage, and Gunning for Ho, received the Excellence in the Arts Award from the Vietnam Veterans of America. Past winners include Tim O'Brien, Philip Caputo, and Larry Heinemann. The award was presented at their national convention in Jacksonville, Florida.
06/20/13: AAUP 2013 Book, Jacket, & Journal Show recognizes "Atomic Comics" Atomic Comics: Cartoonists Confront the Nuclear World was recognized by the American Association of University Presses for excellence in cover design. The 2013 Book, Jacket, & Journal Show was shown at the AAUP Annual Meeting in Boston, June 20-22, 2013. Congratulations to Kimberly Glyder, designer, and Design and Production Manager Kathleen Szawiola.
06/10/13: In Memoriam: Barbara F. Vucanovich Barbara F. Vucanovich, the first woman from Nevada to serve in Congress, died June 10 in Reno, NV, at the age of 91. Her autobiography, Barbara F. Vucanovich: From Nevada to Congress, and Back Again, co-written with her daughter Patricia D. Cafferata, was published by the University of Nevada Press in 2005. Her pioneering accomplishments are well summarized in her New York Timesobituary.
06/07/13: Clark C. Spence Award of Special Recognition for "The Gold Rush Letters" Editors Ronald M. James and Robert E. Stewart received an award of special recognition from the Clark C. Spence Award Committee (2011-2012) of the Mining History Association for The Gold Rush Letters of E. Allen Gorsh and Hosea B. Grosh and its contribution to mining history.
06/06/13: AAUP Bibliography 'Outstanding' recognition for "Atomic Comics" Atomic Comics: Cartoonists Confront the Nuclear Age by Ferenc Morton Szasz was chosen as an "Outstanding" title in this year's AAUP Bibliography for Public and Secondary School Libraries. Those titles deemed "Outstanding" are defined as having "exceptional editorial content and subject matter; they are essential additions to most library collections."
06/03/13: "Garden of the World" wins Nancy Dasher Award The Garden of the World, the novel by Lawrence Coates, has been selected as the winner of the biennial Nancy Dasher Award presented by the College English Association of Ohio.
05/29/13: IPPY Gold Medal for "The Last Shepherd" The Last Shepherd by Martin Etchart won the Gold Medal in the category Multicultural Fiction Adult in this year's Independent Publisher Book Awards. The 2013 IPPY Awards ceremony was held in New York City.
04/09/13: 27th Annual New York Book Show recognizes "Atomic Comics" Atomic Comics: Cartoonists Confront the Nuclear Age has been selected for the 27th Annual New York Book Show (Bookbinders Guild of New York) in the Professional/Scholarly category. Awards will be presented April 9, 2013. Congratulations to cover designer Kimberly Glyder and Design and Production Manager, Kathleen Szawiola.
04/08/13: In Memoriam: Gary Hausladen Gary Hausladen, editor of Western Places, American Myths: How We Think About the West, died on April 8, 2013 at his home in Reno. He taught for twenty-six years in the department of geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he won the university's most prestigious teaching awards.
01/24/13: "Atomic Comics" selected as Choice 'Outstanding Academic Title' Atomic Comics: Cartoonists Confront the Nuclear Age, by Ferenc Morton Szasz, has been chosen by Choice magazine as one of its Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012. Choice says, "This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community.”