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David Finoli, author of Classic Pens, wins Local Author of the Year from Pittsburgh Magazine

Jun 14th, 2018 | Filed as: News

The results are in and KSU Press author David Finoli has been named Local Author of the Year in Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best of the ‘Burgh 2018: Readers’ Choice Poll.
It’s a well deserved honor in light of his output chronicling the history of Pittsburgh sports teams, including these from the Press:


Funky Winkerbean Cartoonist Tom Batiuk Featured on

May 31st, 2018 | Filed as: News

Cartoonist Tom Batiuk is featured in a great write up on He speaks about his long running comic strip Funky Winkerbean as well as his Lisa’s Legacy Trilogy, published right here at the Kent State University Press.


Author Ann Marie Ackerman discusses Death of an Assassin at the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival

May 21st, 2018 | Filed as: News

Find out more about this intriguing book and why it’s helping to make history in this C-Span discussion with author Ann Marie Ackerman.
Presented by C-Span
More about the Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee


Death of an Assassin gets spotlight in this insightful Washington Post article

May 16th, 2018 | Filed as: News

Our award winning title Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee is the subject of this insightful article from the Washington Post. Our story gets more interesting yet as evidenced by the article recounting the quest to distribute reward money on a 183 year old case.
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Timothy Roberts discusses This Infernal War at Civil War Books & Authors

May 14th, 2018 | Filed as: News

Here’s an excellent interview with Timothy Mason Roberts, author of This Infernal War: 
The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard at Civil War Books and Authors.
Find out more about the book here


KSUP authors win four 2018 IPPY Awards

Apr 20th, 2018 | Filed as: News

Congratulations to our award winning authors. This year we have four authors who won medals in the 2018 IPPYs (Independent Publisher Book Awards).


Congratulations to Assistant Director Susan Cash on her retirement

Apr 13th, 2018 | Filed as: News

Our congratulations and best wishes to Susan Cash, Assistant Director and Marketing Manager for Kent State University Press, on her well-deserved retirement! Susan came to the Press as its Marketing Manager in 1998. She will be greatly missed by all who’ve worked with her.
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