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UNM Press Books Recognized by national press & Southwest Books of the Year Award

Features in NY Times, Forbes, and NPR

UNM Press has just received some fantastic national publicity for the UNM Press Abandoned in Placenew book Abandoned in Place in both the NYT and Forbes.

The NYT article can be found here and the Forbes article here

In addition, our book Come up and Get Me and author, Joe Kittinger, has just gotten some air time on NPR here.

2015 Southwest Books of the Year

The following UNM Press and distributed books were recognized in the 2015 Southwest Books of the Year Award.  The awards are sponsored by the Pima County Public Library in partnership with the Arizona Historical Society.

“Southwest Books of the Year considers titles published during the current year that are about Southwest subjects or are set in the Southwest. “

Top Picks – selected by 2 or more judges

Sonoran StrangeWest End Press 9780991074259 $15.95
…”Read this challenging and captivating debut poetry collection and gain a new appreciation for the tenacity of the fragile desert terrain…”

Bill Broyles Picks
Indian Country: The Art of David BradleyMuseum of New Mexico Press 9780890136010 $34.95
“…parodies and satires that tell stories with symbols, allusions, and who’s who of characters…Bradley, ever relevant, skewers myth and prejudice.”

Laguna Pueblo: A Photographic HistoryUniversity of New Mexico Press 9780826355355  $39.95
…”an extraordinary tribute of stories and personal recollections…the stories brim with humor and fond memories, giving a real sense of people worth knowing.”

Wald-Hopkins Picks
Words Like LoveWest End Press 9780991074273  $15.95
“the poems…are a fierce, evocative defense of native identity…”

 Vicki Ann Duraine Picks
Chasing Dichos Through ChimayoUniversity of New Mexico Press 9780826355232  $39.95
“… connections are established, and stories are retold, peppered with dichos, the local language of reunion and redemption…”

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