Over the past three decades, a wine revolution has been taking place across the United States. There are now more than 7,000 American wine producers—up from 440 in 1970—and the best bottles are every bit as good as the finest wines of Europe.
In celebration of this burgeoning industry, Saturday, May 11th, is North America’s first-ever [more...]
Legendary environmental leader and publisher David Brower (the subject of an exhibit at Doe Library at UC Berkeley until March 31) worked as an editor at UC Press 70 years ago and met his future wife, Anne, on the job. In the current issue of the Cal alumni magazine, their son Kenneth Brower shares this [more...]
Are you ready for more uncensored Mark Twain? The eagerly-anticipated Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2, will be published in October. Volume 2 delves deeper into Mark Twain’s life, uncovering the many roles he played in his private and public worlds. Filled with his characteristic blend of humor and ire, the narrative ranges effortlessly across [more...]
We are deeply saddened to share the news of the death of James H. Clark, Director of the University of California Press for twenty-five years (1977-2002), on January 14, 2013 at the age of eighty-one. Jim Clark had a lengthy and distinguished career in publishing – one characterized as much by his genius in finding [more...]
As the year comes to a close, allow us to brag a little bit on behalf of our authors, who absolutely knocked it out of the park this year when it came to awards. These 65 brilliant works won or were finalists for some 2012′s most prestigious prizes in publishing and academia. Congratulations to all, [more...]
The University Press Week blog tour continues, delivering many wonderful, thought-provoking pieces. Indiana UP, who spearheaded this effort, has been running daily trivia contests; Scott Esposito wrote about literary critic Wayne Booth for the University of Chicago Press blog; MIT Editorial Director Gita Manaktala discussed current shifts in scholarship and reading; Princeton featured a post from the [more...]
We are pleased to have Library Relations Manager Rachel Lee blogging for us as part of the University Press Week blog tour! The tour continues today at University of Hawai’i Press, who will address how university presses extend the global boundary of knowledge. A complete blog tour schedule is also available here.
Why University Presses Matter
by Rachel [more...]
Not that you need an excuse to tuck into a great bottle of Tempranillo, but we’re giving you one anyway! Today is International Tempranillo Day, a celebration of the Tempranillo grape with all its regional synonyms. TAPAS, the Tempranillo Advocates Producers and Amigos Society, has organized this day and is encouraging everyone to open a [more...]
At this year’s Litquake Festival, a series of literary events in the Bay Area through October 13 (most of them free), you won’t be able to throw a stone without hitting a UC Press author. Below is a full schedule of events featuring our authors (names in bold). You can find out more at the [more...]