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The Potato Masher Murder wins first place Walter Williams Award from Missouri Writers’ Guild

Jul 2nd, 2021 | Filed as: News

The Potato Masher Murder: Death at the Hands of a Jealous Husband. wins the first place Walter Williams Award in the Missouri Writers’ Guild 2021 Presidents Writers Contest. Congratulations to author Gary Sosniecki and all involved.
“Gary Sosniecki delivers an intriguing true crime book that is close to his heart—the murder of his great-grandmother. Putting aside […]


The Uncommon Case of Daniel Brown accepted for submission to MAAH Stone Book Award

Jun 29th, 2021 | Filed as: News

The Uncommon Case of Daniel Brown: How a White Police Officer Was Convicted of Killing a Black Citizen, Baltimore, 1875 by Gordon H. Shufelt has been accepted for submission to The Museum of African American History (MAAH) Stone Book Award. The Kent State University Press is pleased to be listed among such prominent authors as […]


Slow Down and #ReadUP. “Books to pick up when you have a chance to slow down!”

Jun 25th, 2021 | Filed as: News

Slow Down and #ReadUP. From the Association of University Presses. 
“Books to pick up when you have a chance to slow down! University presses around the globe publish compelling, entertaining, enlightening reads.”
Includes The Kent State University Press’s own Cold War Secrets: A Vanished Professor, a Suspected Killer, and Hoover’s FBI by Eileen Welsome. 


So Much More Than a Headache nominated for Reader’s Choice Award

Jun 15th, 2021 | Filed as: News

Great news! Press author Kathleen O’Shea’s latest book, So Much More Than a Headache: Understanding Migraine through Literature, has been nominated for a Reader’s Choice Award from TCK Publishing. Here’s your chance to let your voice be heard. Vote today! 


“The Desert is not Empty.” Guernica magazine reviews Alfredo Aguilar’s On This Side of the Desert

Jun 11th, 2021 | Filed as: News

Don’t miss Guernica magazine’s comprehensive review of Alfredo Aguilar’s On This Side of the Desert.
“A singular collection . . . at their core, Aguilar’s poems believe that holding people and their geographies in words offers them a sustaining and even transformational tenderness. Language may be as ‘common as sky,’ but it is also as mighty. […]


Find out where the KSU Press goes next in this interview with Press director Susan Wadsworth-Booth

Jun 10th, 2021 | Filed as: News

“When one publishes a book that wins an acclaimed PEN America Award where does one step next from those exalted heights?”
Find out in this Along the Way article from our friends at the Record-Courier.
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Lincoln Mitchell discusses The Giants and Their City on the Baseball by the Book podcast

Jun 9th, 2021 | Filed as: News

Lincoln Mitchell discusses his new book The Giants and Their City: Major League Baseball in San Francisco, 1976-1992 on the Baseball by the Book podcast. You can listen here or wherever you get your podcasts.
“From 1976 to 1992, the San Francisco Giants were mostly mediocre, rarely loved in their own city and constantly looking for a […]


Video: Lincoln Mitchell speaks on The Giants and Their City with San Francisco and Sacramento SABR

Jun 7th, 2021 | Filed as: News

“On Saturday, June 5, 2021, author Lincoln Mitchell spoke with the Dusty Baker-Sacramento and Lefty O’Doul-San Francisco Bay Area SABR chapters about his new book The Giants and Their City. The book covers major league baseball in San Francisco from 1976-1992.”
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Record Publishing interviews former KSU Press director Will Underwood

Jun 6th, 2021 | Filed as: News

Treat yourself to this great interview with retired Press Director Will Underwood.

“Underwood spent 30 years at Kent State Press, 15 of them as director. The work was in his genes. He grew up Syracuse, New York where his father’s career was at Syracuse University Press. Underwood started working there as a teenager.”

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Audio: Norm N. Nite discusses The House That Rock Built with Rollye James of WGN 720

Jun 3rd, 2021 | Filed as: News

“Rollye James was joined by Author and radio legend Norm N. Nite, a.k.a Mr. Music, to talk all things rock n’ roll. Listen in while Norm and Rollye discuss Norm’s latest book The House That Rock Built which showcases the fascinating history of the behind the scenes deals that ultimately led to the Rock & […]


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