New Books from the U of U Press
Richard H. Frost
Explores the social, cultural, and economic consequences of the railroad for the Pueblo Indian
Edited by Laura L. Scheiber and María Nieves Zedeño
How humans transformed mountains and other elevated areas through time into culturally rich places
Gordon Shepherd and Gary Shepherd
The evolution of LDS doctrinal emphases explored through content analysis of General Conference rhetoric
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News & Updates
Congratulations to our latest Wallace Stegner Prize Winners!
The University of Utah Press is pleased to announce the Wallace Stegner Prize, a $5,000 biennial award, this year to Florence Rose Shepard and Susan Marsh for Saving Wyoming’s Hoback: The Grassroots Movement That Stopped Natural Gas Development. This new book tells the inspiring story of determined citizens who worked together to protect the land that they loved. Retired schoolteachers, mine workers, big game hunters and outfitters, environmental organizations, residents, and other stakeholders combined their knowledge of the area to achieve a single goal: prevent natural gas development of the wild country that is their home, Wyoming’s Hoback. In doing so, they represented well Wallace Stegner’s description of the West as “the native home of hope,” a region where “cooperation, not rugged individualism,” is the quality that most characterizes and preserves it,” a place where citizens have “a chance to create a society to match its scenery.”
Visit us at these upcoming conferences:
Society for American Archaeology SAA
March 29 - April 2, 2017 Vancouver, British Columbia
Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies
April 6-8, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mormon History Association
June 1-4, 2017, St. Louis, Missouri
Browse through our new Archaeology Catalog!
Congratulations to our award-winning authors!
- Richard Francaviglia's book
The Mapmakers of New Zion
won the New Mexico Book Association's Southwest Book Design and Production Award in the category of scholarly and technical while Adam Sklute's
was a finalist in the trade book illustrated category.
The Mapmakers of New Zion
by Richard Francaviglia was selected as one of American Library Association's Best of the Best from University Presses.
- David Hall won the Mormon History Association's Best First Book Award 2015 for A Faded Legacy: Amy Brown Lyman and Mormon Women's Activism, 1872-1959.
- Michael Homer's
Joseph's Temples: The Dynamic Relationship between Freemasonry and Mormonism
and Armando Solórzano
We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe/Recuerdo, Celebración y Esperanza: Latinos in Utah
were both recipients of the Meritorious Book Award from the Utah Division of State History.
The Evans Biography Award was presented to Lily Havey for Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth behind a World War II Fence . The book was also selected as one of American Library Association's Best of the Best from University Presses.
- Julie Neuffer won the Mormon History Association's Best Biography Award 2015 for
Helen Andelin and the Fascinating Womanhood Movement
- Jeff Metcalf, author of
Requiem for the Living
, received the Mayor’s Award in Literary Arts at the Utah Arts Festival in 2015.
- Gary and Rose Neeleman's
Tracks in the Amazon
won First Place in the International Latino 2015 Book Awards for Best Book in Nonfiction, Originally in Portuguese.