Month: September 2015

Recent Book Awards and Honors

Click on the book covers for more information on each book.


Rigoberto González, author of the UW Press books Butterfly Boy and Autobiography of My Hungers  *  Awarded the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement by the Publishing Triangle


The CitNava-picy of Palaces: A Novel by Michael Nava
Winner, International Latino Book Award for Latino Fiction, Latino Literacy Now  *  Second place, International Latino Book Award for Historical Fiction, Latino Literacy Now   *   Finalist, Gay Fiction, Lambda Literary Awards

Archiving the Unspeakable: Silence, Memory, and the Photographic Record in Cambodia by Michelle Caswell Caswell-pic
Winner, Waldo Gifford Leland Award, Society of American Archivists 5210-165w


Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History, edited by Leila J. Rupp and Susan K. Freeman
Winner, Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Anthology

My FavorJoanne Diazite Tyrants by Joanne Diaz
Winner, Midwest Book Award for Poetry, Midwest Independent Publishers Association

Otherwise Unseeable by Betsy Sholl

Winner, Maine Literary Award, Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance


The Sleeve Waves by Angela Sorby
Outstanding Achievement in Poetry Award, Wisconsin Library Association  *  Honorable Mention, Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award, Council of Wisconsin Writers

The Offense of Love:5302-165wHejduk-Julia-2014-165t Ars Amatoria, Remedia Amoris, and Tristia 2  by Ovid, translation by Julia Dyson Hejduk
Finalist, National Translation Award, American Literary Translators Association

5251-165wMcLean-Susan-2014-165t Selected Epigrams by Martial, Translated by Susan McLean
 Finalist, Literary Translation Award, PEN Center USA

Living a Land Ethic: A History of Cooperative Conservation by Stephen A. Laubach
Finalist, Midwest Book Award for Nature, Midwest Independent Publishers Association  *  5201-165w
Finalist, Midwest Book Award for History, Midwest Independent Publishers Association


Assault with a Deadly Lie: A Nick Hoffman Novel of Suspense by Lev Raphael5306-165w  Raphael-Lev-2014-165t

Finalist, Midwest Book Award for Mystery/Thriller Fiction, Midwest Independent Publishers Association

Toni Gunnison named Journals Division Manager at University of Wisconsin Press


Toni Gunnison (photo by Chloe Lauer)

Toni Gunnison
(photo by Chloe Lauer)

After a national search, Toni Gunnison has been appointed manager of the Journals Division at the University of Wisconsin Press. Gunnison first joined UWP as journals marketing manager in 2007. Since March 2015 she has served as interim journals manager, following the departure of Jason Gray, who left to join the staff of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.

The University of Wisconsin Press currently publishes fifteen journals covering a broad range of humanities, social science, and STEM areas. Titles include American Orthoptic Journal, Arctic Anthropology, Contemporary Literature, Ecological Restoration, the Journal of Human Resources, Land Economics, Landscape Journal, Luso-Brazilian Review, Monatshefte, Native Plants Journal, and Substance. The newest journals, put under contract during Gunnison’s tenure as interim journals manager, are Constitutional Studies, African Economic History, Ghana Studies, and Mande Studies.

“Toni is a strong leader whose skills, experiences, and vision for the future will greatly benefit the University of Wisconsin Press,” says Dennis Lloyd, director of UWP. “I am looking forward to working with her. Her knowledge of what the Journals Division has been—and what it can be—is unparalleled.”

Over the past eight years, Gunnison has handled diverse assignments for UWP, including journal and books marketing, project management for website and database renovations, and serving as liaison to content-hosting platforms such as HighWire, JSTOR, and Project MUSE.

As chair of the Digital Committee of the Association of American University Presses for the last two years, Gunnison is well versed in issues facing academic publishers as digital content continues to evolve.

“Our journals are in a strong position to face the changes in academic publishing. We’re eager to use our expertise as publishers to help journal editors and their staffs adapt to new ways of working, as well as making journal content more accessible and visible,” Gunnison noted.

At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Gunnison has served on several search committees and on the Equity and Diversity Committee of the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Education.