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The John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art

at the August Wilson Center, March 31, 2107 5:30 p.m.

FREE and Open to the Public. RSVP Required by 3/24/17.
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Spring 2017 catalog book list

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Where the Steel of Ploughs

by Afaa Michael Weaver



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




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We join the entire University of Pittsburgh community in honoring the life of Dr. Thomas Starzl, a pioneer in transplant surgery, who performed the work's first liver transplant in 1967. His many accomplishments include the publication of an autobiography, THE PUZZLE PEOPLE: Memoirs of a Transplant Surgeon, one of the all-time bestselling books from University of Pittsburgh Press.

Praise from the New England Journal of Medicine:

"Starzl tells a fascinating story, not only in giving his distinctly personal view of the evolution of organ transplantation, but also about himself. His book is recommended for anyone with curiosity about transplantation, or with broad interests in current medical events and the remarkable successes in clinical and biological sciences during the latter half of the 20th century."

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Chuck Noll Cvr

Chuck Noll Cvr

by Michael MacCambridge

The only football coach to
ever win 4 Super Bowls
in 4 attempts.

Chuck Sidelines
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Author Events

Jan Beatty

Jackknife: New and Selected Poems

Reading and Signing

March 25, 7 p.m.
Why There Are Words Series
White Whale Bookstore
4754 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Nate Marshall

Wild Hundreds

March 28, 7 p.m.
Red Dog Reading Series
with Ed Ochester
Carlow University
3333 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Michael MacCambridge

Chuck Noll: His Life's Work

April 5, 7 p.m.
Peters Twp. Public Library
616 E. McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317

April 6, 7:30 p.m.
St. Vincent College
Fred M. Rogers Center
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650


Martha Rhodes

The Thin Wall

April 9, 3 p.m.
Poetry Flash at Diesel Books
with Bruce Willard
5433 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618

April 13, 7 p.m.
Why There Are Words
Studio 333
3333 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, CA 94965

Charles Harper Webb

Brain Camp

April 5, 7 p.m.
Midwest Poetry Series
Rockhurst University
Arrupe Hall Auditorium
1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Martha Collins

Admit One

April 11, 7 p.m.
Newton Free Public Library
with Andrea Cohen & Miriam Levine
330 Homer St.
Newton, MA 02459

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


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Congratulations to Miriam Bird Greenberg, whose book In the Volcano's Mouth won the 2017 Bob Bush Memorial Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institiute of Letters.

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 Tace Hedrick, whose book Chica Lit was named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2016 by ALA-Choice.

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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