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Don’t take our word for it!

The University of Alberta Press publishes captivating and thought-provoking books for the changing world. But doon’t take our word for it! Check out the recommendation by Audreys Books and you’ll find four books published by the University of Alberta Press: #1, #7, #8, and #25.

Audreys Books Recommends

1.  The Man in Blue Pyjamas by Jalal Barzanji (Edmonton Author)
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The Ride of the Century: The Story of the Edmonton Transit System   by Ken Tingley (Edmonton Author)
3.  Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff (Edmonton Author)
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Gut Instinct: The Life & Times of Dr. Charles Allard by Hans Dys
5.  Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
6.  Winter: Five Windows on the Season by Adam Gopnik
7.  Intersecting Sets: A Poet’s Look at Science by Alice Major (Edmonton Author)
8.  Prodigal Daughter by Myrna Kostash (Edmonton Author)
9.  Flavours of Edmonton by CBC Radio Edmonton
10. Letters from the Lost by Helen Waldstein Wilkes
11. The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance by John Vaillant
12.  Talking Music by Holger Petersen (Edmonton Author)
13.  The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
14.  Room for All of Us by Adrienne Clarkson
15.  You & Your Future by Georgia Nicols
16.  An Accidental Advocate by Kathryn Burke (Edmonton Author)
17.  Canadian Pie by Will Ferguson (Alberta Author)
18.  Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter Isaacson
19.  Gold Diggers by Charlotte Gray
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21.  The Wealthy Barber Returns by David Chilton
22.  Mordecai: The Life & Times by Charles Foran
23.  Bossypants by Tina Fey
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Bad Medicine: A Judge’s Struggle for Justice in a First Nations Community  by John Reilly (Alberta Author)
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Will the Real Alberta Please Stand Up? by Geo Takach (Edmonton Author)

We Are Not “Albertas Press”

After receiving a stinging rebuke via email, we realized that we had unintentionally been caught in the backlash of a recent announcement by London-based Albertas Press that they would be bringing back into print copies of Mein Kampf. The rebuke ended, “I  hope that as a result of this your company loses all credibility.”

We intensely desire to retain our credibility… So, for the record, the University of Alberta Press is not associated in any way with Albertas Press nor its publishing decisions.

McClelland & Stewart and Tundra Now Owned by Random House

This news is very discouraging. Here is what the Association of Canadian Publishers’ executive director had to say about the change in ownership for these two flagship publishers.

 The takeover of McClelland & Stewart and Tundra by a multinational corporation has been a dispiriting start to the new year. Although the transition of these two venerated houses from independent Canadian publishers to branch-plant imprints has been a gradual one, they have now landed at the bottom of the slippery slope with quite a thud. The final transfer of these quintessentially Canadian assets into the hands of foreign interests reflects the inadequacy of the net-benefit test and the ways in which it is applied.

The good news is that where once there were only a few Canadian publishers championing our authors and bringing them to a national and then an international audience, there are now many. Anansi continues its ride on the best seller lists; D&M/Greystone and Anvil both have books on the short list for the Taylor Prize announced this week. We congratulate them, and all the other independent publishers who carry on the legacy of Jack McClelland and May Cutler: an industry built on passion for great writing and commitment to the literary and cultural vitality of our country.

Carolyn Wood, Executive Director
Association of Canadian Publishers

On the Edmonton Journal’s Bestsellers List…

The Edmonton Journal’s Bestseller List of January 08, 2012 includes two books published by the University of Alberta Press. Congratulations to both authors on this achievement!

#1 - The Grads Are Playing Tonight! by M. Ann Hall

# 5 - Intersecting Sets by Alice Major

“People of the Lake” Wins Victor Turner Award

People of the Lakes: Stories of Our Van Tat Gwich’in Elders 

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and Shirleen Smith

This is, I believe, the third time that the Turner Prize Committee has decided to make an extraordinary award for the humanistic achievement of a project rather than the writing per se. The overall category of collaborative research and oral history encapsulates the goals of SHA in that the ethnography part of ethnographic writing is the sine qua non of our disciplinary credibility.

This year we acknowledge the Vuntut Gwitchin oral history project. The community’s anthropologist, Shirleen Smith, is less visible on the surface than most anthropologists as authors and we are delighted to have her with us today. Shirleen and I go back a long way, to the University of Alberta back in the dark ages. I first came to know Old Crow, Yukon Territory, through reading the Edmonton Sun columns of Edith Josie reprinted from the Whitehorse Star. Old Crow has also been mightily visible in the world outside its boundaries through its stewardship of the porcupine caribou herd and now shares its traditional knowledge of land and community through this elegant volume of texts and photos—kudos to U of A Press.

The text is organized by generation to reflect the real-world mode of transmission of knowledge, a longitudinal perspective that animates the dynamism of oral tradition by linking generations through experience-based narratives of known and named persons. “Long-ago Stories” come from the generations no longer remembered by name; the first generation of elders were interviewed in the 1980s and speak about 19th century rapid changes. The second generation of elders, many of them still active, were the last generation to live fully on the land. Oral history continues today in the teamwork on the oral history project by young people from the community and in the archive they have built together around the words of generations of elders. It is a pedagogical resource for the community and for outsiders seeking to understand the continuity of traditional ways in northern communities despite extensive consequences of historical events.

Regna Darnell
Chair, Victor Turner Award Committee
Society for Humanistic Anthropology
University of Western Ontario, Anthropology

Regna Darnell and Shirleen Smith

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