Thursday, January 07, 2010

Short Takes

BLACK NATURE has just been announced as one of five nominees for the NAACP Image Awards in the category of Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry. The awards ceremony will air on Fox on February 26 at 8 pm.

The book is also reviewed recently in Library Journal, the Baltimore Sun, and Orion Magazine ("How strong is this neglected poetry? The answer: as strong as American poetry overall--and maybe stronger, given the creative resistance evoked by African-American history, both long past and recent").

Two University of Georgia Press books have been named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2009:
LIBERALISM, BLACK POWER AND THE MAKING OF AMERICAN POLITICS, 1965-1980, by Devin Fergus ("Fergus has fingertip knowledge of North Carolina during this era and does a masterful job of navigating the often-complex contours of Tar Heel politics...An outstanding work.")

SCREENING A LYNCHING: THE LEO FRANK CASE ON FILM AND TELEVISION by Matthew H. Bernstein ("In this brilliant examination, Bernstein examines the racist thread that kept open the case and its treatments in the media....This book deserves the widest possible audience.")

Southern Spaces features an excerpt from LeeAnn Lands's THE CULTURE OF PROPERTY.

Brack's edition of Hawkins's THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON discussed in a Times Literary Supplement article on "Samuel Johnson restored to his proper size and place."

The Winter 2009 issue of the SC Historical Society's magazine Carologue features an article by Alexander Macaulay (MARCHING IN STEP) on "The Controversy at the Citadel." The Macon County (NC) News featured an article on Macaulay and the book.

The new Athens Magazine profiles Philip Lee Williams and Judith Ortiz Cofer, both soon to be inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. Both authors have several titles with UGA Press.

Susan Larson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune named LOUISIANA WOMEN one of the ten best local books of the year.

Interview with Andrew Porter in The Practicing Writer in conjunction with the release of the release of THE THEORY OF LIGHT AND MATTER in paper from Vintage this week.