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by Dianne Van Dien Until recently I was mistakenly under the impression that creating an edited volume requires far less effort than writing a monograph. Clearly there are differences between the two. In an edited volume you don’t research and draft all the chapters yourself; that...

by Dianne Van Dien Sometimes when I’m working on a writing project, an idea will pop into my head while I’m washing the dishes or out for a walk—and often the idea arises with seemingly perfect wording. But by the time I dry my hands or...

Glenda Cotter sat with host Chris Nelson on the podcast U Rising about the history of the Press and its impressive catalog! Take a listen and celebrate our 75th anniversary with us! https://attheu.utah.edu/u-rising/small-press-big-impact-celebrating-75-years-with-the-university-of-utah-press/ ...

By Glenda Cotter, Director I’m so pleased to begin the celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the University of Utah Press. After many years engaged in the world of university press publishing, I’ve come to understand it as an intellectual endeavor filled with passion and integrity....

by Dianne Van Dien "Everyone who is a serious writer has to fit writing into the rest of their lives." —Donald K. Grayson, author of Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats and Sex and Death on the Western Emigrant Trail The time and effort that goes into a book from the moment...

by Dianne Van Dien Books—good books—rarely come together overnight. In the words of University of Utah Press author Jerry Spangler, “The best books reflect a passion years in the making.” In the recent survey I sent to the press’s authors, I included several questions under the heading...

A blog about book publication by Dianne Van Dien As an aspiring author, I love books that consider how to write well. Recently I read The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity by Louise Del Salvo. As Del Salvo discusses the writing process, she shares...