Word of South Festival 2017

We recently traveled to Tallahassee, Florida to attend the annual Word of South Festival! We had a great time exhibiting our wide range of books in literature, history, art, gardening, outdoor activities, cooking, and much more at the weekend-long fair. Some of our authors who have won Florida Book Awards were featured speakers at the festival, including Gary Monroe, author of E. G. … Continue reading Word of South Festival 2017

A Weekend of Florida History, Anthropology, and Gardening

Last weekend, UPF traveled to THREE different cities across Florida to display our diverse collection of books! We had staff in Daytona Beach for the Florida Native Plant Society conference, Orlando for the Florida Historical Society meeting, and Jupiter for the Florida Anthropological Society meeting. In Daytona Beach, we had a great time meeting gardening and botany enthusiasts from all across Florida. There … Continue reading A Weekend of Florida History, Anthropology, and Gardening

Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors!   Attracting Birds to South Florida Gardens by James A. Kushlan and Kirsten Hines won the 2015 Florida Authors & Publishers Association President’s Book Award for the 'Home & Garden' category.  This book provides practical, ecologically sound advice for creating landscapes that will appeal to … Continue reading Awards Announcement: Our Authors’ Recent Wins

Word of South Festival 2016

The UPF marketing team traveled to Tallahassee last weekend to display our books at the 2016 Word of South Festival of Literature and Music! This year marks Word of South's second annual festival following its inaugural event in 2015. We had a great time meeting book and music enthusiasts from Tallahassee and across the state, and showcasing and … Continue reading Word of South Festival 2016

2015 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 three award-winning titles in this year’s competition.   FLORIDA NONFICTION, SILVER MEDALIST George Merrick, Son of the South Wind by … Continue reading 2015 Florida Book Award Winners

September Review Roundup

Read highlights from some of the best reviews we received in August! Our new photography book, Embracing Cuba by Byron Motley, received plenty of praise this month. Booklist not only gave the book a star rating, but also gave the review "Review of the Day" on September 21 and awarded it "Best Travel Book of the Year." Booklist said that "anyone who … Continue reading September Review Roundup

New Books on Florida

Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida Tameka Bradley Hobbs . “Hobbs unearths four lynchings that are critical to the understanding of the origins of civil rights in Florida. The oral histories from the victims’ families and those in the communities make this a valuable contribution to African American, Florida, and civil rights … Continue reading New Books on Florida