Coming February 8th: Memoir of residential school experience gets advance attention from CBC! 

CBC Books's CanLit 2015: 15 Works of Non-Fiction in 2015 

Quill and Quire: Spring Preview 2015 


An important debate on the role of Sir John A. Macdonald in our history. 

CBC News interview (video) with James Daschuk

The Toronto Star: "Honour John A. Macdonald, warts and all"

The Toronto Star on Sir John A.: "Nation builder or racist?"

CBC on Sir John A.'s harsh legacy for Indigenous peoples

The National Post: "Sure, John A. Macdonald was a racist... but so were most Canadians back then"

The National Post: Sir John A. "a near genocidal extremist even for his time"

The Ottawa Citizen: "Let's do what Macdonald didn't."

The Winnipeg Free Press on reframing Sir John A.--and rewriting Canada 

Active History: critical Indigenous reflections on Sir John A. 

The Canadian Encyclopedia: reflecting on the legacy of the Bicentennial


In other news:

Governor General awards James Daschuk with medal for Sir John A. Macdonald Prize in Rideau Hall Ceremony 

Daschuk with Gov General Daschuk speaks at Gov General ceremony

L: James Daschuk with Governor General David Johnston after receiving the Governor General's History Award for Scholarly Research (Sir John A. Macdonald Prize) during a ceremony on November 3, 2014, at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa. (credit: Sgt. Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall, 2014) 

R: James Daschuk speaks at the Governor General's History Awards ceremony on November 3, 2014. (credit: Sgt. Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall, 2014) 


Clearing The Plains Isn't it ironic? 

James Daschuk's Sir John A. Macdonald Prize win has stirred up some discussion.

James Daschuk also won the Clio Prize and the Canadian Historical Association’s Aboriginal History Book Prize.

Listen to the Canada's History Magazine interview.

Read NDP MP releases song about John A. Macdonald's treatment of Aboriginal People in the Globe and Mail.

Read  "First Nations history should make us questions what is means to be Canadian" review of Clearing the Plains in the Globe and Mail.

Read  "Ethnic Cleansing, Canadian Style," a review of Clearing the Plains in the Literary Review of Canada.

Listen to the As it Happens interview.

Stephen Maher on why it's "getting harder to ignore Canada's genocide of aboriginal people."

Jim Miles on systems of apartheid within Canada and elsewhere.

Read the Leader-Post article on the dark side of Sir John A.

Listen to Daschuk on CBC's The Current discussing his new book, Clearing the Plains.

Read Daschuk's "When Canada Used Hunger to Clear the West" op-ed from the Globe and Mail.

The University of Regina Press and James Daschuk won six top prizes at the Saskatchewan Book Awards.



Foreword Reviews names Frontier Farewell (new edition) one of its Top 10 University Press Picks! 

Joining the company of hard-working presses across the U.S. and Canada, Frontier Farewell appears first in Foreword Reviews's annual list of university press picks! If you are in the States this month, be sure to pick up a copy from Barnes & Noble's stands! 

Foreword Top 10 front pageFrontier Farewell cover


Memoir of philosopher's time in Iranian prison excerpted in The Chronicle of Higher Education Review and The Toronto Star!

Time Will Say Nothing high-res Chronicle Review cover Oct 10 Toronto Star logo

What others are saying:

Publisher's Weekly on the contrast between present and past found in the book. 

Rick Salutin on "the most irritating book [he's] read this year." 

The National Post on Time Will Say Nothing and the increasing force of secularism in Iran. 

Read an excerpt from the LA Review of Books. 

Q&Q on Jahanbegloo's "celebration of the life force that sustained him during this ordeal."

Watch Global News on Time Will Say Nothing. 

Read a longer interview with the author from Logos Journal 

PEN Canada on "a season in hell."

Audio interview (in Farsi) with Radio Farda (of Radio Free Europe). 

Audio interview (in Farsi) with Radio Zameneh, based in the Netherlands.  


Solomon Ratt reads from new book of Woods Cree Stories 

Solomon Ratt, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Languages, and Literatures with First Nations University of Canada, read to an audience of students, other members of the university community, and journalists on October 29th. 

Click here for a clip from CTV (scroll the video to 10:00 minutes in)! 

CBC on how this book helps to preserve the Woods Cree language. 


Ever wonder what goes on in a publishing house? 

Watch our Reality Publishing episodes on YouTube for a peek into editing and producing your favourite titles--and getting those books into stores! 


Going Home with the Prize! 

Architecture of Saskatchewan


Bernard Flaman's Architecture of Saskatchewan wins the Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize—the first Canadian book to win! 





Fists Upon A Star cover

Fists Upon A Star by Florence Bean James and Jean Freeman won the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award.







Three More Regional Bestsellers

Potash cover   Beyond the Farm Gate cover  Paddling Routes cover

Potash, Beyond the Farm Gate, and Paddling Routes



U of R Press "Grabs [the] Spotlight" - Internationally

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Read the University of Regina Press profile in Publishers Weekly, "the bible of the American book industry."


quil and quire logo Read another great article on the U of R Press in Canada's leading magazine of book news and reviews.


U of R Press Launches New Logo

It is not every day that Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro congratulate a university on the launch of its university press, but then, it is a rare occasion when a new university press comes into being. Jumping to the head of the class on the good wishes of these literary titans, University of Regina Press officially launched June 1st, 2013 at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Victoria, BC! 

To help define who we are and what we do, we created a logo that was inspired by the Cree language and the Morse code, to both honour our roots and express a desire to communicate universally. Our motto is “For many peoples, a voice” and we try to keep that in mind with everything we do.

Please see the story of our logo here  and we hope you join Ms. Atwood and Ms. Munro in welcoming an exciting new venture to the publishing scene.



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