A roundup of what came out of the University of Minnesota Press’s time at the College Art Association conference this month: -Our top 3 most popular books at this very busy, well-attended conference were: Suzanne Lacy: Spaces Between, by Sharon Irish; String, Felt, Thread, by Elissa Auther; and Modernism after Wagner by Juliet Koss. -We … More CAA, in a nutshell
Gayla Marty grew up on a dairy farm near Rush City, Minnesota. She is currently a communications director at the University of Minnesota. Her new memoir, Memory of Trees: A Daughter’s Story of a Family Farm, reveals her search to understand her attachment to the family farm and the reasons it was sold. Marty still … More Gayla Marty: On leaving—but not entirely leaving—the family farm
On Monday at a news conference to promote the upcoming All-Star game in Anaheim this July, Rod Carew spoke warmly about his daughter, who lost a tragic battle with leukemia about 14 years ago, and about changes he’s made in his life — growing up, mellowing out — in the last few years. Read the … More Rod Carew: ‘I grew up’
We are thrilled for Colin Firth’s big win at the BAFTA Awards last night!He was up against a lot of talent — Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Jeremy Renner and Andy Serkis — and it’s wonderful to see his A Single Man performance receive such deserved recognition. Check out his award speech in which he thanks … More Colin Firth: Best Actor at BAFTA Awards
This AP story caught our eye this week: Florida family gives up on small-town North Dakota. Here’s the gist: After four years of attempts to assimilate and live comfortably in close-knit Hazelton, ND, a Miami family of four has decided to opt out. Which brings up an interesting point: While media stories tend to focus … More Sustainability and small-town America
Amy Bass appears very busy these days. She is director of the honors program at The College of New Rochelle, author of the recently published Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W. E. B. Du Bois, and — not to mention — supervisor of the research room for NBC’s coverage of the Vancouver … More Amy Bass’s road to the Vancouver Olympics
Last week at the College Art Association conference, an interviewer stopped by the University of Minnesota Press’s book exhibit booth to chat with UMP’s talented sales coordinator Erik Anderson. Read on at the CAA blog as Anderson talks about how he got his start in the publishing industry and what’s new at UMP.