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Book Spells Out Epic Tale of Home Ranch

Nov 22, 2012 (11:53 am)

Becky Crouch Patterson, author of The Ranch That Was Us, appeared on the cover of the San Antonio Express-News Thanksgiving morning, in an article about the book, her life, and the Stieler family ranch.  "The 67-year-old daughter of Hondo Crouch, the late raconteur and self-proclaimed mayor of Luckenbach, Patterson is absorbed in every turn of...

TU Press Celebrates University Press Week

Nov 12, 2012 (8:28 am)

To celebrate National University Press Week, Trinity University Press joined forces with other Texas university presses to highlight our collective achievements in the November issue of Texas Monthly. "From Cowtown to Baytown, from the Alamo City up to Big D . . . As Texans, we all take pride in where we're from. So do Texas university presses....

Gerald Stern Celebrated at Neue Galerie in New York

Nov 8, 2012 (1:02 pm)

More than 150 people attended a celebration for Gerald Stern at the Neue Galerie in New York City in October, highlighting his poetry and the publication of Stealing History. In eighty-four short, intermingling essays, Stern moves nimbly between the past and the present, the personal and the philosophical, making Stealing History unlike any...

Kim Stafford Reads at Powell’s Books

Nov 2, 2012 (7:46 am)

Kim Stafford, author of 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do, packed Powell’s Books Monday evening with a colorful array of friends, community members, and a small crowd from the Hill. Stafford’s words spoke not just to his brother’s memory and his personal grief but to every member of the audience, empathizers and reading enthusiasts alike. Photo by...

Kim Stafford Examines Brother's Death

Oct 29, 2012 (7:37 am)

Jeff Baker in the Oregonian writes of Kim Stafford and his memoir 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: "Kim is sitting in a downtown coffee shop on a rainy autumn day. He's 63, ruddy and healthy, wide open to the world. On the table in front of him is a copy of his new book. A dozen others have come before it, collections of poems and essays,...

Lasting Effects of Suicide

Oct 22, 2012 (9:41 am)

The San Antonio Express-News calls Kim Stafford, author of 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do, "a gifted writer" whose prose "is poetic and heartfelt." "Kim Stafford tries to come to terms with his brother's death, through short poetic narratives about growing up together, and about his failure to notice his brother's hidden and not-so-hidden signs...

Mo Yan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 11, 2012 (2:57 pm)

Chinese Writers on Writing, edited by Arthur Sze, features two talks by Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature: "My American Books" and "Six Lives in Search of a Character: The 2009 Newman Prize Lecture." In the first talk he says, "When I'm facing a piece of paper, I forget my age, and my heart is filled with the joy of a child....

1, 2, 3, Sí! Wins Moonbeam Gold Medal

Oct 10, 2012 (4:39 am)

1,2,3, Sí!, published by Trinity University Press in collaboration with the San Antonio Museum of Art and the San Antonio Library Foundation, received a 2012 Moonbeam Children's Book Award gold medal in the board book category. Each year's entries are judged by expert panels of youth educators, librarians, booksellers, and book reviewers of all...

Ranch That Was Us in Cowboys and Indians

Oct 10, 2012 (4:37 am)

Those familiar with the Texas Hill Country will know the name Hondo Crouch, a folk hero best known as the self-proclaimed mayor of Luckenbach. So it’s not surprising that Willie Nelson, who once sang the country music classic “Luckenbach, Texas,” wrote the foreword to the book The Ranch That Was Us, by Crouch’s daughter, Becky Crouch Patterson....

Literary Washington in National Geographic Traveler

Oct 10, 2012 (4:15 am)

Literary Washington, D.C. gathers the writings of thirty-five authors—from Emily Dickinson to Gore Vidal—on topics as divergent as the comings and goings of presidential administrations to collisions between “domestic Washington” and “official Washington.”  National Geographic Traveler

Brotherly Love Fills Stafford’s Latest Work

Oct 8, 2012 (10:37 am)

The Register-Guard in Eugene, Oregon, calls Kim Stafford's memoir, 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared, a "beautiful and brave story . . . of two inseparable brothers. As boys they walked with arms around each other’s necks joyfully singing, 'We’re pals. We’re pals.' At the doorstep of adulthood they went off to college...

Gretchen Daily Wins Volvo Environment Prize

Sep 28, 2012 (9:03 am)

The Volvo Environment Prize Foundation has choosen Stanford professor Gretchen C. Daily—a remarkable scientist with a profound impact on policy and practice—for its 2012 Volvo Environment Prize. Daily is the author of The Power of Trees and has been widely honored for her contributions. She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and...

TU Press Director Barbara Ras Honored by Gemini Ink

Sep 27, 2012 (7:35 am)

Poet and Trinity University Press director Barbara Ras was honored by Gemini Ink,  the only literary arts center in San Antonio and South Texas, which celebrated fifteen years of honoring outstanding writers with the Award for Literary Excellence at its annual Inkstravaganza gala Sept. 27. "The Award for Literary Excellence is bestowed on...

Literary Charleston Charms Coast

Sep 27, 2012 (7:34 am)

A top Myrtle Beach travel source finds Literary Charleston and the Lowcountry a "charming and novel idea to get into the history and spirit of the place." The book is the first literary anthology of Charleston, South Carolina, and features short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to create a captivating collage of the Holy City. Edgar Allan Poe,...

TU Press Wins Independent Publishers Gold and Silver Medals

Sep 26, 2012 (4:05 pm)

Trinity University Press's Haley Mathis accepts the Independent Publisher Gold Medal in Classics for Aelian's On the Nature of Animals, translated by Gregory McNamee, and the Silver Medal for Reagan's Comeback: Four Weeks in Texas That Changed American Politics Forever, by Gilbert Garcia. The "Ippy" Awards, launched in 1996, are designed to...