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  • Najwa Bin Shatwan, author of The Slave Yards, at the Hay Festival Abu Dhabi

    February 6, 2020

    Najwa Bin Shatwan, was chosen as one of the 39 best Arab authors under the age of 40 by the Hay Festival’s Beirut 39 project. She will be one of the featured authors at the Hay Festival Abu Dhabi in Manarat Al Saadiyat from February 25-28, 2020.

  • Ithaca Times interviews Chuck D’Imperio, author of Open House

    February 6, 2020

    Chuck D’Imperio talks with Ithaca Times about his new book Open House: 35 Historic Upstate New York Homes, and Southworth homestead, the elegant country manor in Dryden, NY.

  • Tablet praises Rozenbaumas’s The Odyssey of an Apple Thief

    February 6, 2020

    Tablet reviewer Rokhl Kafrissen calls The Odyssey of an Apple Thief  “a remarkably compelling read.” The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research will host a book launch for The Odyssey of an Apple Thief on March 2, 2020 at 7 p.m. The evening will also feature readings from the book by Yuri Venedyapin and musical performances by ...

  • Matt Buehler wins the Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society Book Award

    October 17, 2019

      Why Alliances Fail: Islamist and Leftist Coalitions in North Africa by Matt Buehler won the Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society Book Award. The book explores how authoritarian regimes manipulate rural politics to shatter coalitions between two of the fiercest opponents of their rule, Islamists and leftists.

  • Najwa Bin Shatwan wins the 2019 ArabLit Short Story Prize

    October 17, 2019

      Libyan author Najwa Bin Shatwan’s story “The Sharp Bend at Al-Bakur,” translated by Sawad Hussain, was awarded the 2019 ArabLit Short Story Prize. Syracuse University Press will be releasing the English translation of Bin Shatwan’s novel The Slave Yards in the spring of 2020.

  • Forever Orange gets the media’s attention

    October 11, 2019

      Forever Orange authors Rick Burton and Scott Pitoniak have been featured on NewsChannel 9’s Bridge Street and CNY Central, and NewsRadio 570 WSYR. Also, listen to the Syracuse Sports Podcast features a conversation with Scott and Rick. “’s Brent Axe chats with Burton and Pitoniak about the four-year process to write the book, some of the stories people may not ...

  • LitHub recommends People’s Peace

    October 10, 2019

      LitHub recommends “Smarter Reading” from University Presses to celebrate the upcoming University Press Week “This November, pick up a university press book—or two—to learn more about the issues of the day. That’s the hope of the international university press organization AUPresses, which celebrates the eighth annual University Press Week, November 3-9.” Yasmin Saikia and Chad Haines’s book People’s Peace: ...

  • Book talk November 8 at Penn Book Center with Michelle Hartman

    October 9, 2019

      Michelle Hartman will be discussing her new book, Breaking Broken English: Black-Arab Literary Solidarities and the Politics of Language at the Penn Book Center. Friday, November 8, 2019  |  5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Penn Book Center 130 S. 34th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104    

  • Kate O’Brien and Spanish Literary Culture reviewed in Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies 

    May 29, 2019

    Davison’s agile close readings and innovative perspectives make this study a valuable addition to the growing critical reassessment of O’Brien’s work. The author makes a strong case that O’Brien was not only a ground-breaking Irish novelist but, as she herself wanted to be known, a novelist of the world who was unafraid to take chances ...

  • Library Journal reviews The Grandest Madison Square Garden

    June 4, 2019

      “Art historian Hinman tells the story of New York City’s second Madison Square Garden entertainment complex, which opened in 1890. Her central figures are architect Stanford White (1854–1906) and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907), with White’s trendsetting firm of McKim, Mead & White designing the Italian Renaissance-style ‘pleasure palace,’ its arena, exhibition hall, theater, concert hall, ...


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