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12,000 Years of Existence in Texas Illuminated

Nov 4, 2013 (10:24 am)

Join us November 14 at the Witte Museum for a lecture by the curator of the archeology at the Witte, Harry Shafer, plus a book signing and reception celebrating the publication of his book Painters in Prehistory: Archaeology and Art in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands, a visual and historical account of the ancient canyon dwellers along the Lower...

Wanna Read Something Really Scary?

Oct 30, 2013 (1:29 pm)

The southern literary tradition includes spooky tales, often set in deserted plantation houses or among eerie trees covered in Spanish moss. From haunted mansions to vampires in New Orleans, celebrate Halloween by reading southern tales like Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice or gothic shorts from William Faulkner and Flannery...

A Vivid Girl from the Mountains

Oct 21, 2013 (9:23 pm)

Dorothy Stafford, teacher and widow of poet William Stafford, died last Thursday at the age of ninety-seven. We'd like to express our condolences to Dorothy’s friends and family, including son Kim Stafford, author of 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do. Dorothy was an inspirational teacher in Lake Oswego, Oregon, the mother of four children, and...

What If Your House Was On Fire?

Sep 26, 2013 (11:21 am)

Kathleen Dean Moore, co-editor of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, recently gave a speech titled “If Your House Is On Fire” at an event sponsored by the Portland, Oregon chapter of, an international group of advocates for climate change. Watch the video now.

An Orion Conversation on Ecopoetry

Sep 6, 2013 (11:35 am)

Though Orion Magazine has published many poems that explore the connection between humans and the natural world, there’s much worth reading beyond the magazine’s pages. Earlier this year, Trinity University Press published The Ecopoetry Anthology, a definitive new collection of poems about nature and environment from the mid-nineteenth century...

Last Atoll Wins Foreword Reviews Gold

Jul 1, 2013 (8:47 am)

ForeWord Reviews announced their book of the year award winners and we are proud to say that The Last Atoll by Pamela Frierson has won a BOTYA 2012 GOLD for Ecology & Environment. ForeWord Reviews’ 15th annual Book of the Year Awards are judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country. The winners exemplify the...

Semmes Foundation Supports ArteKids

Jun 17, 2013 (9:43 am)

The collaboration between Trinity University Press, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, and the San Antonio Museum of Art that culminated in the ArteKids book series never would have gotten off the ground without the generous support of the Semmes Foundation and its president, Tom Semmes. The Semmes Foundation was established in 1952 to...

ArteKids Wins International Latino Book Awards

Jun 3, 2013 (6:35 am)

At the 15th Annual International Latino Book Awards this past weekend sponsored by Latino Literacy Now and held at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City, two ArteKids books came home with prizes! Hello, Círculos! Shapes in English y Español won the silver award, while Colores Everywhere! Colors in English y Español brought in the bronze,...

Places for the Spirit in New York Times

Apr 29, 2013 (7:16 am)

Places for the Spirit by Vaughn Sills, published by Trinity University Press, was featured in the New York Times in an article about Sills's work photographing African American folk gardens in the South. "Vaughn Sills, a Boston-based photographer, learned to look near historic downtowns, on the black side of the railroad tracks. And yet, she...

Arthur Sze Wins Jackson Poetry Prize

Apr 15, 2013 (9:53 am)

Poets & Writers announced that Arthur Sze is the winner of this year's Jackson Poetry Prize. The $50,000 prize is given annually to an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider recognition. The award is designed to provide what all poets need: time and the encouragement to write. Mr. Sze is the editor of the TU Press book Chinese...

Texas Book Festival/San Antonio Edition

Apr 8, 2013 (7:51 am)

The Texas Book Festival/San Antonio Edition is this Saturday. Check out the book festival schedule and a list of the more than 50 local, regional and national authors participating here. The festival is free and includes events with five TU Press authors: Char Miller (On the Edge), Kim Stafford (100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do), Becky Crouch...

Poet Gerald Stern Looks Back on a Career Spent Reading and Writing

Apr 5, 2013 (2:28 pm)

Jeffrey Brown on the PBS Newshour talks with Gerald Stern, one of America's most acclaimed poets. At age eighty-seven, Stern received the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress for his collection Early Collected Poems: 1965–1992. He is also the author of Stealing History and What I Can't Bear Losing, both from Trinity...

In the Country of Empty Crosses Wins Fred Whitehead and Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Awards

Mar 18, 2013 (2:52 pm)

In the Country of Empty Crosses by Arturo Madrid, with photographs by Miguel Gandert, has won the Texas Institute of Letters Fred Whitehead Award for Best Design of a Trade Book. Kristina Kachele designed the book. The award will be presented at the Texas Institute of Letters annual meeting and banquet, April 5–6 in San Marcos, Texas. Read...

Marianne Boruch Wins Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award

Mar 18, 2013 (2:46 pm)

Claremont Graduate University announced that the winner of its 2013 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is Marianne Boruch, author of the TU Press book In the Blue Pharmacy: Essays on Poetry and Other Transformations. Boruch will receive $100,000 for her collection The Book of Hours, published by Copper Canyon Press. The prize, one of the largest...

Pamela Frierson to Receive Elliott Cades Award

Mar 10, 2013 (3:56 pm)

Pamela Frierson, author of The Burning Island and The Last Atoll, has been named this year's winner of the Elliott Cades Award for Literature, Hawai'i's most prestigious literary award. The nonprofit Hawai'i Literary Arts Council selected Frierson to be the recipient of the award for an established artist. The awards will be presented at the...