Spring roundup: Reviews, media attention, and author events

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Literary Hub features suggested reading to help explain and contextualize the West Virginia teachers’ strike, including Matewan Before the Massacre, Working Class Radicals, and The Book of the Dead, all from WVU Press.

Three WVU Press titles—Monsters in Appalachia, The Industrialist and the Mountaineer, and The Rebel in the Red Jeepwere among the finalists for the Weatherford Award, given by the Appalachian Studies Association and Berea College for best Appalachian book of the year.

Maranatha Road by Heather Bell Adams was named a 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards gold medal winner.

Pittsburgh Quarterly profiles our “particularly timely” new edition of Muriel Rukeyser’s The Book of the Dead.

Shelf Awareness calls The Amazing Mr. Morality “so delectable,” saying “the author is interested in watching the ripple effects of when everyday people break bad.”

Todd Snyder, author of 12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym, is interviewed in Graffiti magazine and The Fight City, as well as on the CBS television station and ESPN radio affiliate in Albany, New York.

Speaking of Marvels talks with Laura Leigh Morris, author of Jaws of Life.

Contemporary Sociology calls The Contradictions of Neoliberal Agri-Food, the latest title in our series with the Rural Sociological Society, “an effective tool for teaching the dynamics and consequences of neoliberal agri-food and neoliberalism in Japan.”

In the Los Angeles Times, photographs from Andrew and Alex Lichtenstein’s Marked, Unmarked, Remembered accompany a call to erect a monument to victims of lynching. The authors will appear at The New School in New York on April 24 and the Chicago Humanities Festival on April 29. Seminary Co-Op Bookstore is currently featuring the Lichtensteins on their “read along and further reading” site alongside other CHF authors, including Errol Morris, James Comey, Gillian Flynn, Ai Weiwei, and Questlove.

Nancy Abrams will launch The Climb from Salt Lick at Barnes and Noble in Morgantown on May 5. See her full spring and summer tour schedule on the press’s calendar.


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