Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Short Takes

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran an excerpt from Book 1 of Janisse Ray's DRIFTING INTO DARIEN (new in paperback). Check out the exclusive here.

Flannery O'Connor Award winner Margot Singer (PALE OF SETTLEMENT) was part of a literary salon event on September 10th, hosted by the Bexley Community Book Club. Along with a reading by several authors, the event also boasted a readers theatre performance by local actors. More information about the event is available here.

The book trailer for Julian Hoffman's THE SMALL HEART OF THINGS is now available for viewing. Watch it on YouTube or Vimeo. Or, check it out below.

The front page of the Saturday, September 14 edition of the Athens Banner-Herald featured an article about three classic UGA Press books that are now back in print and available for the first-time in paperback.
Barbara McKenzie didn't start out to become a photographer, much less produce one of the South's best-known documentary photography books--FLANNERY O'CONNOR'S GEORGIA, coming out next month in a new edition from the University of Georgia Press. It is one of eight books the press is reprinting to commemorate its 75th anniversary.
Northeast Georgia Living features a review of THE NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF GEORGIA, calling it "an exciting, detailed portrait of our state's natural environment."

Three UGA Press titles (ISLAND TIME, REMAKING WORMSLOE PLANTATION, and ON THE RIM OF THE CARIBBEAN) have been selected to receive awards from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board! The Awards program will be on October 22 at the Georgia Archives in Morrow, GA. The reception will start at 4:30, with the awards ceremony at 5:30, including a presentation by Steve Wrigley of the Board of Regents.

Congratulations to National Book Award nominee Martha Ronk! Ronk is the author of DESIRE IN L.A., which was published by UGA Press in 1990. Her NBA nomination is for her new book of poetry, TRANSFER OF QUALITIES.

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