Quarantine Reads from University Press of Florida

As the COVID-19 pandemic brings about significant changes in the daily lives of our readers, University Press of Florida is pleased to offer a selection of free eBooks for those in need of a good book during this time. You can enjoy these ten “Quarantine Reads” for free on eReaders such as Kindle, Nook, and … Continue reading Quarantine Reads from University Press of Florida

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Florida Book Awards!

The Florida Book Awards are given every year to the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida. Chosen by juries in 11 categories, the awards are coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries. We are excited that four books published by the University Press of Florida are among the winners this year, alongside many … Continue reading Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Florida Book Awards!

2019 Florida Historical Society Award Winners

The Florida Historical Society has an extensive honors program recognizing significant contributions to knowledge of our state. We are pleased to announce our four award-winning books in this year’s competition. CHARLTON TEBEAU AWARD Named in honor of the late Charlton W. Tebeau, longtime University of Miami history professor and author of the acclaimed book A … Continue reading 2019 Florida Historical Society Award Winners

Miami Book Fair International 2019

We traveled to Miami, Florida, last week for the annual Miami Book Fair International to display and sell some of our books on history, gardening, cooking, art, photography, outdoor activities, literature, and much more. Several of our authors were featured speakers at the fair, and it was great to visit with everyone who stopped by … Continue reading Miami Book Fair International 2019

Roaring Reptiles, Bountiful Citrus, and Neon Pies

“This old Florida boy has been waiting for such a book for a coon’s age. I learned a lot about the origins of our state’s symbols and laughed a lot while reading. It’s a great combination, like butter and grits.”—Jeff Klinkenberg, author of Son of Real Florida: Stories from My Life “An iconoclast, Lane enjoys slaying … Continue reading Roaring Reptiles, Bountiful Citrus, and Neon Pies

The Mariel Boatlift

“In this informative and moving work, historian Triay (Fleeing Castro) expertly explores one of the most infamous refugee crises in U.S. history. . . . This compassionate and accessible study is especially relevant given current debates surrounding immigration.”—Publishers Weekly “With the rigor of an accomplished historian and the grace of a superb storyteller, Victor Andres … Continue reading The Mariel Boatlift

JoAnn Morgan, NASA Senior Executive

Excerpt from Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State, by Art Levy. JOANN MORGAN NASA aerospace engineer, first woman to serve as a senior executive at Kennedy Space Center, interviewed in May 2018, when she was seventy-seven, New Smyrna Beach. My favorite birthday present as a child was a chemistry set. What … Continue reading JoAnn Morgan, NASA Senior Executive

Art Levy Remembers Patrick Smith

Written by Art Levy, author of Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State   Sitting one-on-one across a table from someone, asking questions, listening to the answers, asking more questions, that’s my journalistic comfort zone. My University Press of Florida book—Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other … Continue reading Art Levy Remembers Patrick Smith