Year: 2016

What We’re Reading

Diverse and eclectic book choices from Northwestern University Press staff.  JD Wilson, Director of Sales and Marketing What book(s) are you reading this week? Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was How… READ MORE

AAUP Blog Tour: People in Our Neighborhood

A cozy Midwestern town with touches of New England sailboats and lighthouse charm, the eight square miles of Dutch elms and sycamores are home to seventy-five thousand Evanstonians. One of… READ MORE


Head on over to Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, and enter to win a copy of Paula Whyman’s debut short story collection that Publishers Weekly… READ MORE

Remembering Imre Kertesz

We are saddened to announce the passing of Imre Kertesz who died on Thursday at his home in Budapest. Kertesz was imprisoned at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and later worked as… READ MORE

Benjamin’s Displaced Jewish Tradition

In his forthcoming book Postsecular Benjamin, Brian Britt analyzes Benjamin’s engagements with religious traditions as resources for contemporary debates on secularism, conflict, and identity. Below is an excerpt from “Benjamin’s Displaced Jewish Tradition”… READ MORE

Chicago celebrates its 179th birthday this weekend! Want to commemorate the event with a good read? Use this handy chart to figure out which book to mark the occasion with.

[youtube] Rachel Hadas reads “Slow Green” from her book of poetry, Questions in the Vestibule Hadas, along with her husband video artist Shalom Gorewitz, combine moving images and the… READ MORE

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