Two NYU Press books honored in 2014 AAUP Book, Jacket & Journal Show

We are very happy to announce that two NYU Press titles have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 AAUP Book, Jacket & Journal Show!  The show recognizes meritorious achievements in the design and production of books, jacket, and covers by members of the university press community.  Here are the honored titles.

Congratulations to designers Charles B. Hames and Adam Bohannon—and to our entire editorial, design and production team!

NYU Press wins two National Jewish Book Awards

NYU Press is thrilled to announce that two of our books are among the winners of the 2013 National Jewish Book Awards, selected by the Jewish Book Council!

Congratulations to Hasia Diner and Gennady Estraikh, editors of 1929, and Melissa R. Klapper, author of Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace!

Book Title

WINNER in the Anthologies & Collections category

1929: Mapping the Jewish World
Hasia R. Diner and Gennady Estraikh, eds.
NYU Press

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WINNER in the Women’s Studies category

Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace: American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940
Melissa R. Klapper
NYU Press

The annual National Jewish Book Awards are presented by the Jewish Book Council. Read the complete list of this year’s winners and finalists here.

City of Promises: A 2013 Top 25 Outstanding Academic Title

NYU Press is proud to announce that City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, edited by Deborah Dash Moore, was selected as one of the year’s top 25 academic books by Choice, in a special preview to the publication’s annual Outstanding Academic Titles list.

Honoring the best in scholarly publishing, Choice‘s Outstanding Academic Titles list is widely recognized in the academic community for its sweeping coverage of the most significant scholarly titles reviewed each year.

Don’t miss the full list in the January 2014 issue of Choice, which features 663 exceptional titles (and may include additional NYU Press books!).

+ Save 50% on the award-winning three volume set by entering code WHITE13 at check-out on our website! Offer expires on January 2, 2014.

NYU Press authors sweep top prizes in American studies

We are thrilled to announce that Lisa Cacho’s Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected has been selected by the American Studies Association (ASA) to receive the 2013 John Hope Franklin Publication Prize, which celebrates the best published book in American studies. This book is part of the Nation of Newcomers series.

We’re also honored to share that Kyla Wazana Tompkins’ Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century has won the other top prize awarded by the ASA, the 2013 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize, which identifies the best first book in American studies that highlights intersections of race with gender, class, sexuality, and/or the nation. Racial Indigestion—part of the America and the Long 19th Century series and the American Literatures Initiative—was also awarded the 2013 Association for the Study of Food and Society Book Award earlier this year.

Congratulations to the authors, editors, and everyone who has worked on these books!

Marjorie Heins wins 2013 Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award!

NYU Press is proud to announce that Marjorie Heins has been chosen to receive the 2013 Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award in book publishing. She is being honored for her book, Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge, a chronicle of the history, law and personal stories behind the struggle to recognize academic freedom as “a special concern of the First Amendment.”

Christie Hefner established the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Awards in 1979 “to honor individuals who have made significant contributions in the vital effort to protect and enhance First Amendment rights for Americans,” in the fields of journalism, government, book publishing and education. Find the full list of this year’s winners here.

A press reception with the winners, judges and special presenters will be held on May 22, 2013 at the Playboy Mansion where winners will receive a cash award of $5,000 and a commemorative plaque. (Awesome—way to go, Marjorie!)

Our designs at the 2013 New York Book Show

On April 9, 2013, the Book Industry Guild of New York held its annual New York Book Show celebrating excellence in book design and production. NYU Press went home with three awards and a copy of the show’s catalog, where our books shared the spotlight with many of the year’s best in book-making from publishers, large and small.

Below is a glimpse at an interior page from the 2013 New York Book Show catalog showcasing the First Place Winner in the Scholarly Series category: our very own City of Promises.

View more of our designs in the 2013 New York Book Show catalog here.

City of Promises named Jewish Book of the Year

Awards season is officially in full swing, and we at NYU Press couldn’t be more proud to announce our latest achievement. Our landmark publication, City of Promises: A History of the Jews of New York, was selected by the Jewish Book Council as the Jewish Book of the Year in its’ 2012 National Jewish Book Awards!

Three cheers for the trilogy, and congratulations to Deborah Dash Moore (editor of all 3-volumes), the authors, and everyone at the Press who worked so incredibly hard on this absolutely beautiful set!

The annual National Jewish Book Awards are presented by the Jewish Book Council. Read the complete list of this year’s winners and finalists here.

NYU Press award-winning book designs!

We are so excited to announce that the NYU Press has won three design awards in the 2013 New York Book Show!

Sponsored by the Bookbinders’ Guild of New York, the New York Book Show celebrates excellence in book design and production. The event is a North American competition, with only five awards given per entry category. Thus, we have some prestigious company, including Alfred A. Knopf, McGraw Hill, Oxford University Press, Penguin, Princeton University Press, Random House, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Congratulations to our design team! Here are the winning book designs:

Winner in Scholarly/Professional Book Design
Designer: (our very own) Adam Bohannon

Winner in Scholarly/Professional Cover Design
Designer: Charles B. Hames (also from NYU Press)

Winner in Scholarly/Professional Book Set Design
Designer: Kathleen Szawiola

5 NYU Press books named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012

We are *thrilled* to announce five (yep, count ‘em—FIVE) NYU Press books have been named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012.

Honoring “the best of the best” in scholarly publishing, Choice’s Outstanding Academic Titles list contains just over 9 percent of some 7,000 works reviewed in Choice during the past year (and less than 3 percent of more than 25,000 titles submitted during this same period). You can find the entire list in the January 2013 issue of Choice.

In celebration, NYU Press is offering 20 percent off each title. Enter promo code CHOICE13 at check out to save on all five award-winners, including The Tender Cut; Planned Obsolescence; Highway under the Hudson; A Troubled Marriage; and The Bully Society. Offer expires February 15, 2013.

Congratulations to our authors, editors, and to everyone who worked on these books!

Six NYU Press titles named AAUP Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries

We are thrilled to announce that six NYU Press books have been named 2012 AAUP  University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries!

Reviewed and selected by members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and a committee of Public Library Reviewers (PLR), the books in this annual collection have been recommended for use in both school and public libraries. Browse the entire 2012 listing here.

  1. The Maid’s Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream
    Mary Romero
    “Sociologist Mary Romero documents the story of ‘Olivia,’ the daughter of a live-in maid who grew up in the wealthy Los Angeles home where her mother Carmen worked. Romero traces Olivia’s life from her childhood beginnings in Mexico, through her conflicted adolescence, and into adulthood where she forges her own identity. The challenges faced by Olivia and her mother as they negotiate dual cultures and economies make for compelling reading.”—Virginia L. Stone (AASL)
  2. Black in Latin America
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    “Well-written and truly eye-opening account of the experience of African slaves and their descendants in the New World outside of the United States. Of about 11 million Africans brought as slaves to the Western Hemisphere, less than 500 thousand came to the U.S. The rest were taken to the Caribbean and Latin America. A companion volume to the PBS series.”—Steve Norman (PLR)
  3. Best of Times, Worst of Times: Contemporary American Short Stories from the New Gilded Age
    Wendy Martin and Cecelia Tichi (Editors)
  4. The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury
    Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler
  5. Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
    Victor M. Rios
  6. Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel
    Robert W. Jackson

Additionally, The Maid’s Daughter and Black in Latin America have also been selected as Outstanding titles. According to the AAUP, titles with this rating “are considered exceptional by the reviewer.” For more information, visit the University Press Books for Public and Secondary Schools Libraries online.

Habeas Corpus After 9/11 wins 2012 ABA Gavel Award Honorable Mention

NYU Press is proud to announce that Jonathan Hafetz’s book, Habeas Corpus After 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System, has been chosen to receive Honorable Mention in this year’s 2012 American Bar Association Silver Gavel Awards.

The Silver Gavel Award is the ABA’s highest honor in recognition of outstanding work that fosters the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system. This is the second book from NYU Press in two years to receive top honors in the ABA Silver Gavel Awards – in 2010, Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice, by Alexandra Natapoff, also won an Honorable Mention.

Read more about the award at the ABA’s website.

Congratulations to Judith Stacey, winner of the SIMON-GAGNON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Judith Stacey, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Sociology at New York University and author of Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western Chinahas won the 2012 Simon-Gagnon Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations from all of us at NYU Press!

Now available in paperback!

The Simon and Gagnon Award honors career contributions to the study of sexualities as represented by a body of work or a single book. It is the most prestigious award granted by the ASA Section on Sexualities. The Simon and Gagnon Award commemorates decades of research and writing on sexualities by Professor William Simon (University of Houston) who died on July 21, 2000, and his longtime collaborator, Professor John Gagnon (SUNY Stony Brook).

The award will be presented at the upcoming annual ASA meeting in Denver in August 2012. Hope to see you there!