Little Saigons: Staying Vietnamese in America

Karin Aguilar-San Juan is associate professor of American studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. With a comparative and race-cognizant approach, Karin Aguilar-San Juan explores how Vietnamese refugees and immigrants retain their identities in the U.S. in her new book, Little Saigons: Staying Vietnamese in America. She agreed to answer a few questions with … More Little Saigons: Staying Vietnamese in America

Books, deconstructed

G. Pascal Zachary, a visiting scholar at the University of California’s School of Information, has a piece in The Chronicle Review about a future in which the book industry operates a lot like the music industry (when you can obtain a single, digitized song, you may not want to purchase an entire album), and how … More Books, deconstructed

Excellent MBA show over the weekend …

Check out the action at the University of Minnesota Press booth during the Midwest Booksellers Association trade show this past weekend: We gave away small footballs (in honor of The Vikings Reader and Gophers Illustrated), posters and a prize drawing for a selection of Italian-appetizer starters (in honor of Never Trust a Thin Cook). Featured … More Excellent MBA show over the weekend …

Poster giveaway!

Here’s a peek at the posters we’ll be giving away at the Midwest Booksellers Association trade show this weekend. Look closely, and you’ll see a sampling of 100 book covers from our extensive list of titles that focus on the upper Midwest region.Want us to mail you a poster? Send an e-mail to sattl014@umn.edu.

Picturing Minnesota’s Wild Places

Daniel J. Philippon is associate professor of English at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He is editor of Our Neck of the Woods: Exploring Minnesota’s Wild Places (Minnesota ’09) and author of Conserving Words: How American Nature Writers Shaped the Environmental Movement. Today, he writes about why Our Neck of the Woods is “decidedly old … More Picturing Minnesota’s Wild Places

"Mold Makes Good Salami Great," "Angry Noodles" & more

Ever wonder how prosciutto and salami are made in Italy? Or why no one in Italy ever gets ticketed for speeding? Or how lard (even really, really good lard) tastes? (Maybe not.) Check out this reading Eric Dregni, author of Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy’s Culinary Capital, gave recently in … More "Mold Makes Good Salami Great," "Angry Noodles" & more