Category: Literature and Creative Writing

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. […]

Award-Winning Author Maya Sonenberg launches “Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters” Book Tour

On August 19, Maya Sonenberg, professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Washington, will launch her book tour for Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters. Taking place in Seattle, New York, and virtually, this book tour highlights her long-awaited new collection of short stories, Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters, winner of the Richard […]

Discover New Paperbacks and New Editions in our Fall 2022 Catalog!

This Fall 2021, we are bringing four Notre Dame Press favorites out in paperback and publishing two new editions of classic titles! Ranging from theology to political science to Latin American Studies, we are thrilled to see our books in this new format. Do you have these titles on your shelf yet? NEW IN PAPERBACK […]

An Interview with Maya Sonenberg, Author of “Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters”

Maya Sonenberg is professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Washington. Her previous collections of short stories include Cartographies (winner of the Drue Heinz Prize for Literature) and Voices from the Blue Hotel. The University of Notre Dame Press is thrilled to publish her newest collection of stories Bad Mothers, […]

Distinguished Scholars Publish New Titles in Conway Lectures in Medieval Studies Series

The University of Notre Dame Press is delighted to present two new titles in the Conway Lectures in Medieval Studies series. The series brings senior scholars of international distinction to Notre Dame each fall to speak on topics across a variety of disciplines. Notre Dame Press then publishes the lectures. These new titles are the eleventh and […]

Award-Winning Short Story Collection is a Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s Day is observed on May 8 this year. To celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, aunties, godmothers, sisters, and dads who perform both roles on this national holiday and indeed on every day, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to announce the publication of Maya Sonenberg’s brilliant short story collection Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters (August 2022), winner […]

A Poem from “Magnificent Errors,” by Sheryl Luna

In 2005, Sheryl Luna burst onto the poetry scene with Pity the Drowned Horses, which quickly became a classic of border and Southwest literature with its major point of reference in and around El Paso, Texas. Now with the poems in Magnificent Errors, Luna’s third collection and winner of the Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, Luna turns […]

An Ode to National Poetry Month

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to share the exceptional and moving works of some of our most inspiring poets. Debut publications, award-winning volumes, and cherished Press classics are all included here. These poets amaze readers with their nuanced beauty and creativity expressed in form, verse, and […]

A Poem from “Stepmotherland,” by Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, Stepmotherland, Darrel Alejandro Holnes’s first full-length collection, is filled with poems that chronicle and question identity, family, and allegiance. This Central American love song is in constant motion as it takes us on a lyrical and sometimes narrative journey from Panamá to the USA and beyond. Exploring a complex […]

“Beyond the Story” by Christina Bieber Lake Receives Christianity & Literature’s Book of the Year Award

Each year the Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL) awards a Book-of-the-Year Award to the author and publisher of the work that has “contributed most to the dialogue between literature and the Christian faith.” This year, the CCL’s Award Committee selected Christina Bieber Lake’s Beyond the Story: American Literary Fiction and the Limits of Materialism (University of […]