Author: Notre Dame Press

An Interview with Paul J. Griffiths, author of “Regret”

The University of Notre Dame Press is thrilled to publish Paul J. Griffiths’s book, Regret: A Theology (February 2021). Since 1986, he has published thirteen books as sole author, seven more as co-author or editor, and hundreds of essays, articles, and translations. His two most recent books are The Practice of Catholic Theology and Christian […]

Books in Honor of MLK Jr. Day from Notre Dame Press

Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. While designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities, it is also used as a day to examine King’s work […]

An Excerpt from “William Still,” by William C. Kashatus

William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia (April 2020) is the first major biography of the free black abolitionist William Still, who coordinated the Eastern Line of the Underground Railroad and was a pillar of the Railroad as a whole. This monumental work details Still’s life story beginning with his parents’ escape from […]

An Excerpt from “Taking the Fight South,” by Howard Ball

Distinguished historian and civil rights activist Howard Ball has written dozens of books during his career, including the landmark biography of Thurgood Marshall, A Defiant Life, and the critically acclaimed Murder in Mississippi, chronicling the Mississippi Burning killings. In Taking the Fight South (February 2021), arguably his most personal book, Ball focuses on six years, from 1976 to […]

An Interview with R. M. Kinder, author of “A Common Person and Other Stories”

R. M. Kinder, author of three prizewinning collections of short fiction, including the upcoming A Common Person and Other Stories (February 2021), recently spoke to us about her writing life, the creative process that went into this collection of short stories, and the writers who have influenced her work. She generously offers advice for new […]

Stephen Little Leaves Acquisitions Role at Notre Dame Press

On January 1, 2021, University of Notre Dame Press acquisitions editor Stephen Little left the Press after a decade of service. Stephen came to Notre Dame Press in August 2010 after completing his Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Notre Dame. During his early years at the Press, he served as the sole acquisitions editor […]

James T. Connelly, C.S.C., Publishes History of the Congregation of Holy Cross

When James T. Connelly, C.S.C., was asked to research and write this book in 1982 by the then superior general of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Fr. Thomas Barrosse, Connelly was told that it would only be a matter of synthesizing some books and articles already in print. Father Connelly took him at his word, but when […]

An Excerpt from “The History of the Congregation of Holy Cross,” by James T. Connelly C.S.C.

In 1837, Basile Moreau, C.S.C., founded the Congregation of Holy Cross (C.S.C.), a community of Catholic priests and brothers, to minister to and educate the people of France devastated by the French Revolution. During the centuries that followed, the Congregation expanded its mission around the globe to educate and evangelize, including the establishment in 1842 […]

“Progressivism” by Bradley C. S. Watson Named Finalist for Conservative Book of the Year Award

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) announced the finalists for the prestigious Conservative Book of the Year award on December 2, 2020. They named Bradley C. S. Watson’s Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020) one of the six finalists. The award recognizes thoughtful books that contribute to the rich debate about […]