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Best of 2016

This year, readers explored places as near as Evanston in Charles Gates Dawes: A Life and as distant as the virtual worlds in The Nether. Paula Whyman introduced us to the lascivious, sardonic, and maddeningly self-destructive Mirander Weber in You May See A Stranger. We partnered with the Block Museum on an exhibition catalog about Charlotte Moorman, a bold, barrier-breaking musician, performance artist and a tireless champion of experimental art. Some new titles and old favorites were our top sellers this year. In no particular order, check out our 2016 bestsellers below:

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Award Winners


News & Events

Forest Primeval: Poems, a collection of poetry by Vievee Francis was named the winner of the Hurston/Wright Poetry Award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Friday.The annual award is given by the Hurston/Wright Foundation, founded in 1990 “to discover, mentor, and honor Black writers.

Illustrating cutting-edge developments in the evolution of the book, Northwestern University Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Director's Prism by Dassia N. Posner on Fulcrum. Combining a traditional print monograph with an innovative web-based archive of digitally-enriched

Join us at the Poetry Foundation, this Thursday January 19th as we celebrate Jenny Xie and Mayda del Valle, the winners of this year’s Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize, a first-book award for poets of color.Jenny Xie is the author of Nowhere to Arrive and has contributed poetry to Tin House, The