What a year! Praised at NBC News Online as “small-yet-fierce” and credited, in the New York Times, with being among the university presses “keeping American literature alive,” West Virginia University Press had plenty to celebrate in 2022.
WVU Press authors popped up nearly everywhere, from CNN to the New Yorker (a first!) to a major report on race and publishing from PEN America. Whether it was the state (a book talk in Wheeling), the region (Garden & Gun‘s roundup of the best fall books), the nation (a column on graduate students and teaching in Inside Higher Ed), or the world (a podcast in Qatar), our authors and their books were in remarkable circulation all year long. We’re grateful to all of the writers, readers, and booksellers who supported us—and particularly to Neema Avashia for offering this tour of some of the year’s highlights.