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We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Ambassador Dan Rooney, who recently passed away.

The Pittsburgh Steelers owner was a friend of the city, the country, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Rooney was coauthor, with Carol Peterson, of Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh's North Side, about the beloved neighborhood where he grew up, lived, and worked.

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Spring 2017 catalog book list

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Bikini Kill Villanelle

by Denise Duhamel



Published poetry authors can now submit manuscripts online! Visit our Poetry Authors Page for information




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The John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art

at the August Wilson Center, April 1 - June 30th, 2017

All 58 works from the collection are featured in the new book Instill & Inspire.


Our Latest Titles
  • The Slide / Richard & Stephen Peterson
  • Instill & Inspire / Grace Stanislaus
  • How to Play a Poem / Don Bialostosky
  • Living with Lead / Bradley Snow
  • Azan on the Moon / Till Mostowlansky
  • Spectacular Modernity / Lisa Blackmore
  • Comics and Memory in Latin America / Catala Carrasco, Drinot, Scorer
  • Bandit Narratives in Latin America / Juan Pablo Dabove

Author Events

Richard Peterson

The Slide

Presentation and Signing

May 4, 7 p.m.
“Pride and Prejudice: The African-American Experience in Pittsburgh Baseball”
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
16 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

(Book signings only)
May 5, 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Waterfront/Homestead
100 W. Bridge St.
Homestead, PA 15120

May 6, noon
Barnes & Noble Monroeville
Streetscape at Monroeville Mall
700 Mall Circle Drive
Monroeville, PA 15146

The Slide (cont.)


Presentation and book signing
June 15, 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Made Local Summer Series
with Doug Branson
Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Book Signing
June 17, 3 p.m.
Barnes & Noble South Hills
with Pittsburgh Pirates Broadcaster Steve Blass
301 South Hills Village
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

James Monroe

Butterflies of Pennsylvania

May 3, 7 p.m.
Moon Township Library
1700 Beaver Grade Road,
Suite 100
Moon Twp., PA 15108

May 13, 12:00 p.m.
Penguin Bookshop
417 Beaver St.
Sewickley, PA 15143


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Congratulations to Iswari Pandey, whose book South Asian in the Mid-South won the 2017 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award.

Congratulations to William Wall, winner of the 2017 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for his short story collection The Islands, which will be published by University of Pittsburgh Press in Fall 2017. Read the Press Release.

Congratulations to Nate Marshall, winner of the 2017 Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award (poetry category) for his collection Wild Hundreds. Read the GLCA press release.

Congratulations to Ivo and Slavko Godstein, whose book The Holocaust in Croatia was a finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Award (Holocaust category).

Congratulations to Erin Adair-Hodges of Albuquerque, New Mexico, winner of the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for her collection, Let’s All Die Happy. It will be published next fall by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Read the Press Release.

Congratulations to Rachel Tzvia Back, translator of In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner, winner of the prestigious Risa Domb/Porjes Hebrew-English Translation Prize. The triennial award is sponsored by the Porjes Trust and administered by the Jewish Book Council, in association with the Society of Authors and the Times Literary Supplement. It includes a cash award of $2500.

Congratulations to Michael David-Fox, who was awarded the fifth annual Historia Nova Prize for Best Book on Russian Intellectual and Cultural History for Crossing Borders: Modernity, Ideology, and Culture in Russia and the Soviet Union. The award was established in 2012 by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press.

The University of Pittsburgh Press proudly celebrates its 80th year of publishing in 2016.

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