UPF Authors at the 2020 Miami Book Fair

Many University Press of Florida authors are participating in this year's virtual Miami Book Fair. We've created a list so that you don't miss any of their interviews! In Conversation: Seeking the American Tropics: South Florida’s Early Naturalists James A. Kushlan's Seeking the American Tropics unearths stories of the explorers and adventurers who – for better … Continue reading UPF Authors at the 2020 Miami Book Fair

Florida Springs: A Reading List

Featuring the underwater photography of Bruce Mozert, the life story of explorer and activist Wes Skiles, and an analysis of serious freshwater problems today, these books take readers on a journey across Florida to learn about the state's beautiful natural springs. Find out why Florida's springs are so beloved, what threatens the springs, and how … Continue reading Florida Springs: A Reading List

Images from Alfred Hair

The undervalued force behind the Highwaymen phenomenon Alfred Hair: Heart of the Highwaymen is a long-awaited testament to the life and work of a painter whose energy and creativity were foundational to the success of his fellow African American artists during the era of Jim Crow segregation.   From the author, Gary Monroe: Alfred Hair arrived … Continue reading Images from Alfred Hair

Alfred Hair

The undervalued force behind the Highwaymen phenomenon “Monroe’s collection stuns, a brilliant portrait of a young artist who died before witnessing his impact on a generation of regional artists and art collectors.”—Publishers Weekly “Hair’s story is fascinating. The themes Monroe discusses are relevant to today’s sociopolitical climate as we further evaluate our sense of place … Continue reading Alfred Hair

Florida’s Healing Waters

A colorful look at a forgotten era of Florida tourism “Kilby’s compelling narrative along with the captivating images made me want to pack my bags and hit the back roads in search of the state’s healing waters.”—Lu Vickers, coauthor of Remembering Paradise Park: Tourism and Segregation at Silver Springs “An expertly researched work that combines exquisite … Continue reading Florida’s Healing Waters

The Extraordinary Life of Jane Wood Reno

A fearless writer in the Miami wilderness “What a life. A character with character. Minced no words. A romantic. Drank too much, smoked too much, cursed too much. Listened better than anyone. A heart for the less blessed. A kickass journalist. A ‘Mummy’ and ‘Grandmud’ who cared fiercely for family. This book has most everything … Continue reading The Extraordinary Life of Jane Wood Reno

Star Crossed: The Story of Astronaut Lisa Nowak

The astronaut crime that shocked the world “Moore . . . explains in her gripping debut how Nowak, a decorated astronaut and mother of three, could risk everything for love. . . . This is must reading for true crime fans.”—Publishers Weekly “A fair and insightful look at a case that dominated headlines. Moore brings … Continue reading Star Crossed: The Story of Astronaut Lisa Nowak