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    The Wolves at My Shadow

    The Wolves at My Shadow is the latest title in AU Press’s “Our Lives” series. In 1946, as a twenty-two year old, Ingelore Rothschild sits down to write of her family’s escape from Nazi Germany, through Russia, to Japan. The following excerpt is from early......

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    The Newsletter: March

    Welcome to the March edition of the Newsletter! Most of this past month was focused on launching the RISE book club website and finalizing details for the launch of the book club itself. In case you haven’t heard, we partnered with Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton—RISE......

  • Actions and Words

    We officially launched the RISE book club yesterday! Thanks to everyone who attended the event at City Hall. If you don’t know what the RISE book club is all about, check out this blog post. We were honoured to have Arthur Bear Chief (author of My......

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    Poets on Poetry: World Poetry Day

    In 1999, UNESCO proclaimed March 21 as World Poetry Day and in 2016 Twitter resurrected poetry. We believe that literary works are integral to scholarship and in the concise, succinct, and reflective words that form poetry there is a vast expanse of knowledge. For International......

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    About Women by Women: International Women’s Day

    Today is International Women’s Day, a day where we celebrate the achievements of women in all areas. Inspired by Loganberry Books in Ohio, we are highlighting our female authors and the subject of women in scholarly publishing by hiding the spines of our male-authored books.......

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    The Newsletter: February

    Welcome to the February edition of The Newsletter! News Marvin Harder’s cover design for Without Apology was selected for the Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. You can view all the selections on their website. The Book Publishers Association of Alberta......

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    Reading for Reconciliation: Join the RISE Book Club

    In Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada writes that “Reconciliation is not possible without knowing the truth.” The truth about residential schools, the truth about the survivors in their own words. AU Press is honoured to be......

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    Interrogating Motherhood

    The new CBC series Workin’ Moms has premiered to both praise and criticism, proving that the conversation surrounding women, children, and paid employment is ongoing and filled with tension. In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Catherine Reitman, the writer, producer, director, and star of......

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    The Newsletter: January

    Welcome to our newest blog series, “The Newsletter.” Every month is a busy month in publishing so we thought we would condense all that’s happened into a short blog post at the end of every month so you can see where we’ve been and where......

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    Spring 2017 at AU Press

    We’ve had some exceptionally cold days this Edmonton winter and while we love the snow, we sometimes need a reminder that warmer days are on their way. Luckily, our spring catalogue has just arrived in the office! Here’s a sample of what’s forthcoming. April 2017.......

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