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Doris O’Donnell, 1921–2015

Sep 30th, 2015 | Filed as: News

Doris E. (O’Donnell) Beaufait died Sunday, September 27, 2015, age 94. In 2006 Doris authored Front Page Girl, published by The Kent State University Press.
Doris grew up in Cleveland. From the time she was a young girl, she knew that she wanted to be a journalist….

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When the Nurse Becomes a Patient wins Living Now Book Award

Sep 2nd, 2015 | Filed as: News

Announcing the 2015 Living Now Book Awards ResultsRecognizing the Year’s Best Books for Better Living
Jenkins Group is proud to announce the results of the Seventh Annual Living Now Book Awards. Launched in 2008, the awards are designed to honor the year’s best books that help…

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James A. Rhodes: Ohio Colossus wins 2015 Ohioana Book Award

Aug 24th, 2015 | Filed as: News

About Ohio/Ohioan: Tom Diemer, Lee Leonard and Richard G. Zimmerman, James A. Rhodes: Ohio Colossus. Diemer, Leonard and the late Zimmerman all covered Gov. James A. Rhodes and the Ohio Statehouse as political reporters. Diemer, a former reporter for The Plain Dealer, also wrote a…

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C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages Wins Mythopoeic Award

Aug 4th, 2015 | Filed as: News

C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages by Robert Boenig is the 2015 winner of the Mythopoeic Society’s Award for Inkling Studies. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and/or Charles Williams that make significant contributions to…

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Two KSU Press books win Gold INDIEFAB Awards

Jul 10th, 2015 | Filed as: News

June 26, 2015—Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards, judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, were announced this evening at the American Library Association Annual Conference in San Francisco.
Representing hundreds of independent and university presses of all…

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Wick poet Mary Weems wins Cleveland Arts Prize

Jun 24th, 2015 | Filed as: News

Wick Chapbook poet Mary Weems, author of white, is among the winners of the 55th annual Cleveland Arts Prize in the Emerging Artist category.
Congratulations to Mary Weems, the Wick Poetry Center, and The Kent State University Press!
Read more about the Arts Prize here and here.


Two KSU Press books selected as Ohioana Awards finalists

Jun 15th, 2015 | Filed as: News

The Ohioana Library has announce the finalists for the 2015 Ohioana Book Awards. Established in 1942, the awards honor Ohio authors in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Juvenile Literature. The category, About Ohio/Ohioan, may also include books by non-Ohio authors.
This year’s finalists include winners of the Pulitzer…

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