Category: Literature and Creative Writing

A Celebration of Black History

In honor of Black History Month, the University of Notre Dame Press is thrilled to share a collection of some of its most indispensable books in African American studies and African American Intellectual History to amplify Black voices. William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia is the first major biography of the […]

An Interview with Vickie Vértiz, Author of “Auto/Body”

Vickie 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 book Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut won the 2018 PEN America literary prize in poetry. A graduate of Williams College, the University of Texas at Austin, and […]

Enter our Giveaway for a Chance to Win an Advance Copy of “Auto/Body”

This February 2023, the University of Notre Dame Press will publish Auto/Body by Vickie Vértiz. For a limited time, we are giving away SIGNED advance copies! Enter to win by filling out the form at the bottom of this post. This offer expires December 31st and is open to US residents only. Can’t wait to […]

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 […]

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, […]

An Excerpt from “Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters” by Maya Sonenberg

What happens when the urge to ditch your family outpaces the desire to love them? The stories in Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters, winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, attempt to answer this question, heading straight for the messiness of domestic relationships and the constraints society places on women as they navigate their obligations. […]