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78 rpms on a Piper's Dream

by Wanda Coleman


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

Our Latest Titles
  • Kaleidoscope of Poland / Swan
  • Dividing Hispaniola / Edward Paulino
  • Reading Junot Díaz / Gonzalez
  • Building Modern Turkey / Kezer
  • Science as it Could Have Been / Soler, Trizio, and Pickering
  • World's Fairs on the Eve of War / Kargon, Fiss, Molella, & Low
  • Epidemics, Empire, and Environments / Zeheter

Congratulations to Nate Marshall, whose book Wild Hundreds has won the 2016 BCALA Literary Award, poetry category. The book has also won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, and is a finalist for the NAACP Image Award.

Congratulations to Ross Gay, whose book Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude has been named as a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, poetry category, and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. The book was also a finalist for the National Book Award, and NAACP Image Award.


Spring catalog of new books

Author Events

Ross Gay

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude

February 4, 5 p.m.
Wheaton College
May Room, Mary Lyon Hall
26 E. Main St.
Norton, MA 02766

Leslie Pietrzyk

This Angel on My Chest

February 8, 7:30 p.m.
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Merten Hall, Room 1203
Fairfax, VA 22030

Rickey Laurentiis

Boy with Thorn

February 16, 6 p.m.
Centenary College
400 Jefferson St.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Nate Marshall

Wild Hundreds

March 18, 4 p.m.
Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series
Buttrick Hall 101
Nashville, TN 37235

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Congratulations to Melissa Yancy, winner of the 2016 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, for her short story collection Dog Years. Read the press release.

Congratulations to Miriam Bird Greenberg, winner of the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, for her collection In the Volcano’s Mouth. Read the press release.

Nicholas Rescher, Pitt professor and author of over 100 books, including, most recently, A Journey through Philosophy in 101 Anecdotes, has been awarded the Helmholtz Medal, in recognition of his lifetime contributions to philosophy. Bestowed every other year on a scientist or scholar of international note, the twelve latest recipients include four Nobel Laureates. Read the article.

Congratluations to Per Anders Rudling, whose book, The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906–1931 has been named a winner of the 2015 Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES.)

In the Illuminated Dark: Selected Poems of Tuvia Ruebner, a co-publication of Hebrew Union College Press and University of Pittsburgh Press, has been shortlisted for the 2015 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose from the Literary Translators Association. Congratulations to translator Rachel Tzvia Back. Details here.

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