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.
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.