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Matt Donovan Wins NM-Arizona Book Award

Nov 28, 2017 (9:53 am)

Matt Donovan has won the 2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Non-Fiction for  A Cloud of Unusual Size and Shape. Donovan pursues the image of the cloud throughout these fourteen spellbinding essays on ruin and redemption. The collection is about the flawless connections between antiquity and the present, personal experience and historical...

Tides Wins 2017 National Outdoor Book Award

Nov 16, 2017 (11:19 am)

Jonathan White's book Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean) is the winner of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature. The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) is the outdoor world's largest and most prestigious book award program.  It is a non-profit, educational program, sponsored by the National Outdoor Book...

Tides Reviewed in The Wall Street Journal

Aug 21, 2017 (9:23 am)

"To explain this complex phenomenon clearly and appealingly requires a writer with a disciplined curiosity about and a practical understanding of the sea. Jonathan White (author of Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean) is a sailor, surfer and conservationist whose interest in tides was piqued when his 65-foot schooner ran aground at high...

Merrill Wins Changwon KC Literary Prize

Jul 6, 2017 (1:02 pm)

Christopher Merrill is the recipient of the 2017 Changwon KC International Literary Prize. The award ceremony will be part of the Changwon Literary Festival in September in Changwon, Korea. Previous winners include Chinese poet Bei Dao, French poet Claude Mouchard, and American poet laureate Tracy K. Smith. Merrill, director of the...

Helenita Kleberg Groves of King Ranch

May 17, 2017 (10:54 am)

“No excuses” was one of Bob Kleberg’s credos. The longtime patriarch of the King Ranch lived his life with what his daughter Helenita, now 89, calls a “tenacity of purpose” that piloted him to a global leadership role in ranching, agriculture and energy. “One of the things my father always said was, ‘Let’s make a plan — so we can change it...

Amy Stone traces the history of Cornyation

Apr 10, 2017 (10:15 am)

Many people in Texas think of Fiesta as a time of over-the-top colorful traditions that lure people from all over to San Antonio. But there is one event locals and diehard fans know and love that challenges tradition, all for a great cause. Cornyation, created to satirize the more formal Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo, has...

New Books by Stern and Merrill

Mar 1, 2017 (1:35 pm)

Since relaunching in 2002, Trinity University Press has published books on a wide variety of subject matter, from ranch gates to Texas wines to the Spurs, thanks primarily to the untiring efforts of just-retired director Barbara Ras.  But with landmark books such as A Muse and a Maze: Writing as Puzzle, Mystery, and Magic, Home Ground:...

Douglas Brinkley to Speak at Trinity University

Jan 19, 2017 (3:07 pm)

CNN Presidential Historian and New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brinkley will speak at Trinity University at 7 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, in Laurie Auditorium. Brinkley will give a talk titled “Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the National Parks.” The event and is free and open to the public, and no ticket is...

Our Favorite Spurs Fan on Spurs Nation, the Book

Dec 15, 2016 (2:50 pm)

Spurs Nation is a much-needed balm, especially now that I live 1,327.3 miles west of the ATT Center, a straight shot on Interstate-10. The fanzine-like book’s soothing words span the distance between my home in Southern California and my former life in south-central Texas, fusing the past with the present. But the heavily illustrated book also...

A Confluence of Civilizations

Dec 2, 2016 (3:13 pm)

Imagine 25,000 square feet of colored stones telling a story about people of diverse cultures and civilizations “meeting in the middle” to create a harmonious world. I am in love with the vibrant hues—and this message! It’s as relevant today as it was fifty years ago, when Mexican artist Juan O’Gorman created his Confluence of...

Char Miller and Bob Rivard in Conversation

Oct 24, 2016 (8:31 am)

Leading environmental historian Char Miller looks below the surface of California’s ecological history to expose some of its less glittering conundrums in his new book Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream. Join us for an evening with Char in conversation with Bob Rivard of The Rivard Report called "California Dreams,...

Seven Podcasts for Book Lovers

Sep 22, 2016 (5:04 pm)

There's a podcast for everything. As someone who listens to podcasts (and has one of her own), I knew there must be a multitude of podcasts for and by book enthusiasts. Here are seven that any self-proclaimed book nerd will love, ranging from poetry to young adult to classics.

Char Miller on Papahānaumokuākea

Sep 2, 2016 (1:40 pm)

President Obama’s environmental record just went big. On August 26, he quadrupled the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the center of the Pacific Ocean, northwest of Hawaii. Whatever other conservation actions he takes in his final months in office, Papahānaumokuākea will be hard to top. The new monument is also...

Win a Book Signed by Dr. Jane Goodall

Aug 1, 2016 (12:21 pm)

Sign up for our news e-blast AND like our Facebook page during the month of August 2016 to be automatically entered to win a copy of The Jane Effect: Celebrating Jane Goodall signed by Dr. Goodall herself! Not only will you have a chance to win a book signed by the legendary conservationist, but by signing up for our e-blast, you'll be the...

The Book Business from the View of Denali

Jul 25, 2016 (2:04 pm)

Our director, Tom Payton, just returned from a seventeen-day trip to Alaska, and shares his thoughts on the publishing industry while hiking in Denali National Park. "It took more than four hours to get close to Denali and view the 20,000-foot summit, which plays games with your mind and eyes. The glistening ice block set amid snowcapped, lush...