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

Spring 2020 Paperback Releases

Sunshine Paradise: A History of Florida Tourism by Tracy J. Revels “Naturally becomes a baseline body of work from which to understand historical tourism development. Highly recommended.”—Choice “[A] much-welcomed, concise survey of Florida tourism from the days of Ponce de León to the present. . . . Provid[es] an engaging narrative. Tourists’ letters, popular travel … Continue reading Spring 2020 Paperback Releases

New Paperback Releases: Books on Florida & Madame Lalaurie

Alligators in B-Flat: Improbable Tales from the Files of Real Florida by Jeff Klinkenberg “Floridians are a charming, talented breed, and this humorous, honest, and often touching collection of tales exhibits the melting pot of traditions and lifestyles from a journalist’s eye.”—Publisher’s Weekly “You’ll want to read this entertaining and ever-so-idiosyncratic guide to the out of … Continue reading New Paperback Releases: Books on Florida & Madame Lalaurie

Bob Kealing’s Tupperware Unsealed Acquired by Sony Pictures

Congratulations to Bob Kealing, author of Tupperware Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers. According to the Hollywood Reporter late Friday evening, Sony Pictures outbid Warner Bros. and Paramount to acquire the rights to Kealing’s book. The movie will be directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and will star Sandra Bullock in … Continue reading Bob Kealing’s Tupperware Unsealed Acquired by Sony Pictures

TD Allman on Miami: City of the Future

An Interview with TD Allman author of Miami: City of the Future “In every epoch, Miami urges us to eat, drink and be merry. It is, always has been and may always be a fabulous party town, even when canals replace the freeways, and Miami truly does become ‘the Venice of the Americas.”’  TD Allman is … Continue reading TD Allman on Miami: City of the Future

Loitering with Intent on the Back Roads of Real Florida

Alligators in B-Flat: Improbable Tales from the Files of Real Florida By Jeff Klinkenberg Pubdate: 4/16/13 "Newspaper folks have an exquisite circumlocution for loitering: They call it "enterprise journalism," meaning, usually, that you find a place that serves something to drink where you can hang around and see what stories turn up. Loitering with intent, … Continue reading Loitering with Intent on the Back Roads of Real Florida

Congratulations to the 2012 Florida Book Awards Winners!

Every year, the Florida Book Awards honor the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida culture. "As The Florida Book Awards continue to grow in stature and prominence, the competition for the prizes becomes more and more intense. We are absolutely thrilled that four University Press of Florida titles have been recognized this … Continue reading Congratulations to the 2012 Florida Book Awards Winners!

Carl Hiaasen Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

PRESS RELEASE: Immediate FROM: Florida Humanities Council Carl Hiaasen Wins Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing Carl Hiaasen, a best-selling author who virtually invented the Florida Noir mystery genre, has won the 2011 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing. The award will be presented on March 23 in Tallahassee at a special luncheon held at … Continue reading Carl Hiaasen Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

A Florida Paradise Lost?

“The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.”—Rachel Carson (1907–1964) Paving Paradise: Florida’s Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss, by Craig Pittman and Matthew Waite, is the latest volume in the Florida History and Culture Series. During the past half-century, the … Continue reading A Florida Paradise Lost?