Category: Literature and Creative Writing

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 […]

Maya Sonenberg on Recovering the Muse

Maya Sonenberg, author of Bad Mothers, Bad Daughters, the most recent winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, discusses losing her inspiration and finding it again. After my son was born, and then my daughter, I stopped writing for ten years.  Oh, since I’m a professor and was then director of the creative […]

An Interview with Award-Winning Poet Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Author of “Stepmotherland”

Darrel Alejandro Holnes is an Afro-Panamanian writer, performer, and educator who centers his writings on love, family, race, immigration, and joy. He is the author of several works, including his recently published chapbook, Migrant Psalms. Notre Dame Press recently had the opportunity to speak to him about his newest collection of poems in Stepmotherland. How […]

Award-Winning Poet Sheryl Luna Publishes “Magnificent Errors”

The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to announce that Sheryl Luna is the winner of the 2022 Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry for her collection of visionary poems in Magnificent Errors. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame, the prize is awarded to authors who have […]

An Interview with Sheryl Luna, Author of “Magnificent Errors”

Sheryl Luna’s first collection, Pity the Drowned Horses, won the inaugural Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize for emerging Latino/a poets (University of Notre Dame Press, 2005). Her second book of poetry, Seven, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Now in her new collection, Magnificent Errors, she adds to her list of accolades, earning the […]