Category: General Interest

2022 Winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry Announced

Vickie Vertiz is the 2022 winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry. Vértiz is an award-winning Mexican American poet, writer, and professor whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her first poetry collection, Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut, was published in the Camino del Sol Series at The […]

Notre Dame Press Presents its Spring 2023 Catalog of Publications

The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to present its Spring 2023 catalog. This collection will engage readers across a variety of disciplines, including theology, philosophy, political science, and other areas that align with the academic strengths of the University of Notre Dame. These titles illustrate our commitment to maintaining an innovative and sustainable publishing […]

Enter our Giveaway for a Chance to Win an Advance Copy of “Touch the Wounds”

This March 2023, the University of Notre Dame Press will publish Touch the Wounds: On Suffering, Trust, and Transformation by Tomáš Halík. For a limited time, we are giving away advance copies! Enter to win by filling out the form at the bottom of this post. This offer expires December 15th and is open to […]

Mark Brazaitis on Mental Illness and Healing

In The Incurables, winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, Mark Brazaitis evokes with sympathy, insight, and humor the lives of characters in a small Ohio town. The ten short stories in this collection limn the mental landscape of people facing conditions they believe are insolvable, from the oppressive horrors of mental illness to […]

Nobel Prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s “March 1917, Book 2,” is Available in a Paperback Edition

During this year’s Nobel Prize season, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to announce the release of a new paperback edition of our Nobel Prize in Literature winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 2. The action of Book 2 (of four) of March 1917 is set during March 13–15, 1917, the Russian Revolution’s turbulent second week, when […]

Discussion Questions for “Barrio Boy” by Ernesto Galarza

Ernesto Galarza’s powerful memoir Barrio Boy is the story of his acculturation into American life. The narrative follows little Ernie from his days as a young boy inthe tiny town of Jalcocotán in Mexico to his days in the bustling barrio of Sacramento, California in the early decades of the twentieth century. Since its publication […]

An Excerpt from “Barrio Boy” by Ernesto Galarza

Barrio Boy is the remarkable story of one boy’s journey from a Mexican village so small its main street didn’t have a name, to the barrio of Sacramento, California, bustling and thriving in the early decades of the twentieth century. With vivid imagery and a rare gift for re-creating a child’s sense of time and place, […]

“The Glory and the Burden”: The Book to Read Leading up to Midterm Elections

The recent reversal of Roe V. Wade, combined with President Joe Biden’s latest 42% job approval ratings, lend themselves to a potentially unpredictable outcome in the United States midterm elections on November 8, 2022. University of Notre Dame professor emeritus Robert Schmuhl’s new book, The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from the New Deal to the […]

Legendary Land Institute Co-Founder Wes Jackson to Discuss “An Inconvenient Apocalypse” at Prairie Festival 2022

This year, The Land Institute is bringing back its Prairie Festival after a two-year hiatus from its outdoor venue in Salina, Kansas. Wes Jackson, co-founder and president emeritus of The Land Institute, and one of the foremost figures in the international sustainable agriculture movement, will discuss his new book, An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity, […]