Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Short Takes
Our spring 2014 newsletter is now available for viewing on our website. Check it out here.

Gillian Hart, author of RETHINKING THE SOUTH AFRICAN CRISIS, has an op-ed in Al Jazeera on the turmoil in South Africa leading up the May 7 elections. Read the piece here.

James A. Marten will be speaking about his new book, AMERICA'S CORPORAL, at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee, WI on June 17 at 7:00pm. Please be sure to attend!

On May 2, UGA Press, the Atlanta History Center, and the Southern Foodways Alliance co-sponsored an evening with John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance. The event was held at the Smith Family Farm at the Atlanta History Center. Here are some photos from the event.

Congratulations to Clarence Major! His book of poetry, DOWN AND UP, has been selected for the 2014 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence for Previous Finalists of the Paterson Poetry prize given by The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.

Congratulations to Frank X Walker! His book, TURN ME LOOSE, is the 2014 poetry winner of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Awards. The award will be presented on June 29 at the Bally Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Congratulations to Southern Territory Associates representative, Teresa Rolfe Kravtin! She has been named the Publishers Weekly 2014 Rep of the Year.

UGA Press was saddened to hear of the passing of Stephanie M. H. Camp. Camp was the co-editor of NEW STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN SLAVERY and advisory board member for the Early American Places series. Camp passed away on April 2 at the age of 46. The University of Washington Department of History will be hosting a memorial service and reception for her on June 8. More information is available here.