UPF Books and Authors Win Seven Awards

We’re proud to announce recent award-winning books and authors from the University Press of Florida. Henry Knight’s Tropic of Hopes: California, Florida, and the Selling of American Paradise, 1869-1929, winner of a gold medal in the Florida Book Awards, is now also co-winner of the British Association for American Studies Arthur Miller Centre First Book Prize. … Continue reading UPF Books and Authors Win Seven Awards

Creole Renegades

Now available! Creole Renegades: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora by Bénédicte Boisseron Sell-outs. Opportunists. Traitors. Exiled Caribbean writers—this book looks at Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, V. S. Naipaul, Maryse Condé, Dany Laferriére, and more—are often viewed by their home islands as disloyal to their origins. At the same time, their works … Continue reading Creole Renegades

State of Defiance

NEW! State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee's Assault on Civil Liberties by Judith G. Poucher The Johns Committee, a product of the red scare in Florida, grabbed headlines and destroyed lives. Led by state Senator Charley Johns, this group was formed in 1956 to unearth communist tendencies, homosexual persuasions, and anything they saw as subversive … Continue reading State of Defiance

The Fall/Winter 2014 catalog is now available

Our Fall/Winter 2014 catalog is now available and we have some spectacular (and delicious!) books for the season. The chameleon on the cover is from Mac Stone's Everglades, an awe-inspiring collection of photographs showcasing the River of Grass. Other notable titles include The Versailles Restaurant Cookbook; a guide to craft beer in the Sunshine State; … Continue reading The Fall/Winter 2014 catalog is now available

Crônicas Brasileiras

Crônicas Brasileiras: A Reader, Third Edition Edited by Charles A. Perrone, Dário Borim Jr., and Célia R. Bianconi Learning to speak Portuguese? This delightful collection of crônicas—“urban chronicles,” short writings about everyday life—will help you develop your reading, speaking, and writing knowledge of Portuguese as it is actually used in present-day Brazil. Teachers: With a … Continue reading Crônicas Brasileiras

May 2014 Review Roundup

It's been a busy and exciting spring for UPF books and authors! First, hear what UPF authors have to say in these recent interviews:   Listen to Dale Finley Slongwhite, author of Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food, on WGCU News. Listen to Robert Brinkmann, author of Florida Sinkholes: Science and Policy, on WGCU News. Listen to Bill DeYoung, author … Continue reading May 2014 Review Roundup