2018 Florida Book Award Winners

Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. We are pleased to announce our four award-winning books in this year’s competition. RICHARD E. RICE GOLD MEDAL FOR VISUAL ARTS William Morgan: Evolution … Continue reading 2018 Florida Book Award Winners

Drying Up

“Water is the top issue for Florida’s future, and Drying Up is a must-read primer.”—Craig Pittman, author of The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World’s Most Beautiful Orchid “From the Everglades to Florida’s crystal-clear springs, Drying Up explores the sad history of how the Florida growth machine disrupted and destroyed Florida’s natural water processes. Yet Dunn remains hopeful, … Continue reading Drying Up

Spring 2019 Paperback Releases

Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir by Halifu Osumare “Osumare has engaged with black dance as performer, choreographer, educator, arts administrator, researcher, and activist in the United States, Africa, and Europe, and through multiple careers. In this equal parts memoir, autoethnography, history, encyclopedic catalog, and sociocultural analysis, she traces her activities from the 1960s through the … Continue reading Spring 2019 Paperback Releases

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

THE UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDA PROUDLY PRESENTS OUR MOST RECENT AWARD-WINNING BOOKS AND AUTHORS! .    John M. Chenoweth, author of Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780 and coeditor of Archaeologies of Slavery and Freedom in the Caribbean: Exploring the Spaces in Between, is the winner of the … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

Dixie’s Daughters, with a New Preface

Southern Association for Women Historians Julia Cherry Spruill Prize “The definitive history of the UDC.”—Daily Beast “Highlights the central role the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) played in creating and sustaining the myth of the Lost Cause in early-twentieth-century southern culture.”—Choice “This younger generation of white southern women was committed to the public vindication … Continue reading Dixie’s Daughters, with a New Preface

This Luminous: New and Selected Poems, from Panhandler Books

This Luminous: New and Selected Poems by Allan Peterson is the third publication from Panhandler Books, a series launched in 2015 by Panhandler Magazine and the Department of English and World Languages at the University of West Florida. Distributed by the University Press of Florida, Panhandler Books publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction consistent with Panhandler’s mission to champion underrepresented literary … Continue reading This Luminous: New and Selected Poems, from Panhandler Books