Northwestern University Press’s Fall 2020 catalog has been announced! Click here or on the jacket on our homepage to peruse our fall books. Front list highlights include poetry collections from Slam Poetry founder Marc Kelly Smith, returning NU poet Ellen Hagan, and Guggenheim and NEA grant-winner Gregory Fraser. Chicago essayist Michele Weldon shines her wry light on self-acceptance in Act Like You’re Having a Good Time, while LA-based Whiting Writer’s Award-winner Yxta Maya Murray astonishes with her tragi-comic novel about a life falling apart, Art Is Everything.
Readers look to NU Press for the best in translation and this fall we have two works not available anywhere else. First, The Career of Nicodemus Dyzma is a biting satire that follows the rise of a vulgar buffoon who fails up through the ranks of pre-war Polish society. The book was believed to be the inspiration for the novel Being There and the 1979 film starring Peter Sellers. Second is The Beast, and Other Tales, a collection of deliciously old-world stories from the wilds of France’s beloved Provence region penned by a writer dedicated to preserving the ancient Provençale language