University of Nevada Press

NEWS

  • 05/23/16: "Grace Period" wins the 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award for Legacy Fiction
    The University of Nevada Press is pleased to announce that Gerald W. Haslam's Grace Period: A Novel has been awarded the 2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award for Legacy Fiction. This award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, the Hoffer has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses.
  • 05/05/16: An interview with author Janis L. McKay "Played Out on the Strip: The Rise and Fall of Las Vegas Casino Bands"
    Author Janis McKay is interviewed on Talk About Las Vegas With Ira about her new book Played Out on the Strip. Listen to the interview here.
  • 03/07/16: "Grand Canyon: A History of a Natural Wonder and National Park" named a finalist in the travel category in "Foreword Reviews" IndieFab Book of the Year Awards
    Grand Canyon: A History of a Natural Wonder and National Park, by Don Lago, was announced as a finalist in the travel category for Foreword Reviews' IndieFab Book of the Year Awards.
  • 01/01/16: "Nevada: A History of the Silver State" named "Choice" Outstanding Academic Title
    Nevada: A History of the Silver State, by author Michael S. Green, was named a Choice Outstanding AcademicTitle of 2015.
  • 08/07/15: Justin Race joins the University of Nevada Press as Director
    The University of Nevada Press wishes to welcome Justin Race to Reno. Read more about the new UNP Director in the Reno Gazette Journal.
  • 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.
  • 06/15/15: "Seeing Underground" Receives the Mining History Association Clark Spence Award
    The University of Nevada Press is pleased to announce that Seeing Underground: Maps, Models, and Mining Engineering in America, by Eric C. Nystrom, recently received the Clark Spence Award from the Mining History Association for the best book on mining history published in 2013-2014.
  • 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.