The Education of Augie Merasty: Another National Bestseller!
CBC's The Current: Listen to this stunning documentary, with Augie Merasty, his daughter, Arlene, and co-author David Carpenter.
Globe and Mail:"One of the most important titles to be published this spring."
Publishers Weekly: "A quick read, it's nevertheless a historically significant one."
Toronto Star: "a sharp-eyed account" of Merasty's time in residential school
It's also one of CBC's CanLit 15 picks!
Quill and Quire: Spring Preview 2015
The John Gormley Show: Saskatchewan radio host Gormley talks about the book currently "fuelling [his] passion" with "the kind of message everyone should read and understand." [Click to 1:45 into the clip for the start of this interview.]
NewsTalk 980's CJME Meeting Ground: Book about residential school helping author's daughter heal
Regina Leader-Post on a "wonderfully fair-minded" book
Georgia Straight: memoir "encourages others to share their stories."
MBC Radio on a book that chronicles the life of a northern Saskatchewan residential school survivor and trapper
CBC Sunday Edition documentary with Time Will Say Nothing author Ramin Jahanbegloo
For more on this book, check out The Chronicle Review of Higher Education, the Toronto Star, and more below!
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.
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
Governor General awards James Daschuk with medal for Sir John A. Macdonald Prize in Rideau Hall 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)
James Daschuk's Sir John A. Macdonald Prize win in 2013 stirred up some discussion.
Visit the book page's media tab to find out more!
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!
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.
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Going Home with the Prize!
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—
U of R Press "Grabs [the] Spotlight" - Internationally
Read the University of Regina Press profile in Publishers Weekly, "the bible of the American book industry."
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.