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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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Jack Gieck, 1923–2015

Jun 8th, 2015 | Filed as: News

Author, filmmaker, engineer, and historian Jack Gieck passed away on June 4, 2015.

Mr. Gieck was an engineer and past-president of the Canal Society of Ohio and founder of Cinemark, Inc., a producer of technical and historical films including the award-winning video series Ohio’s Canal Era. He…

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Wearable Prints wins 2015 Millia Davenport Award

Jun 3rd, 2015 | Filed as: News

Wearable Prints, 1760-1860, by Susan W. Greene, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Millia Davenport Publication Award sponsored by the Costume Society of America. 
This year the Davenport Award Committee had a particularly strong field of nine short-listed books representing many aspects of dress…

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Author Jay Knarr featured on NPR and in Christian Science Monitor

May 12th, 2015 | Filed as: News

KSU Press author Jay Knarr is featured in two recent stories on NPR and in The Christian Science Monitor.
As Uruguay’s President Jose Mujica likes to say, his personal story seems like the stuff of fiction. He was a leftist guerrilla who was imprisoned for more than…

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Virginia Benson earns lifetime achievement award

Mar 20th, 2015 | Filed as: News

Author Dr. Virginia O. Benson was honored March 13, 2015, with the prestigious Robert C. Gaede Lifetime Achievement Award in Historic Preservation.
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