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!)
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
- The Maid’s Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream
“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)
- 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)
- Best of Times, Worst of Times: Contemporary American Short Stories from the New Gilded Age
Wendy Martin and Cecelia Tichi (Editors)
- The Tender Cut: Inside the Hidden World of Self-Injury
Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler
- Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
Victor M. Rios
- 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.
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.
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 China, has 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!
We’re excited to announce three (3!) NYU Press books have been named Outstanding Academic Titles by Choice: After the Crime by Susan Miller; The Net Effect by Thomas Streeter; and Mexican Americans Across Generations by Jessica Vasquez.
Honoring the best in scholarly publishing, Choice’s annual Outstanding Academic Titles list contains approximately ten percent of some 7,000 works reviewed in Choice each year—or, simply, “the best of the best.” The Choice editors base their selections on the reviewer’s evaluation of the work, the editor’s knowledge of the field, and the reviewer’s record. You can find the entire list in the January 2012 issue of Choice.
In celebration of this achievement, NYU Press is offering 20 percent off each of these titles. Enter promo code “CHOICE12” at check-out on our website and save 20 percent on After the Crime, Net Effect, and/or Mexican Americans Across Generations (discount applied at checkout, offer expires January 31, 2012).
And if you’re attending the upcoming American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Dallas (January 20-23), NYU Press is offering 20% off these titles at the conference as well. The books will be on display at the Choice booth (booth # 2317), so be sure to stop by and save!
We’d like to congratulate Darieck Scott, author of Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination, for winning this year’s ALAN BRAY MEMORIAL BOOK AWARD! The award is given to the best book in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer studies in literature and cultural studies from the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association.
The Awards Committee found Extravagant Abjection to be “an elegantly written and thoroughly researched study, which helps push queer studies in exciting and imperatively new directions.”
The award will be presented at the MLA Convention in Seattle at the GL/Q Cash Bar event on Saturday, January 7, 8:45-10:00 p.m., Metropolitan B, Sheraton. Hope to see you there!
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences has chosen After the Crime: The Power of Restorative Justice Dialogues between Victims and Violent Offenders, by Susan L. Miller as the winner of their 2012 Outstanding Book Award. The award is given “in recognition of the best book published in the area of criminal justice.” (!!!) Congrats to the author, her editor, Ilene Kalish, and all the folks involved in making the book possible!
The award will be presented in March at the annual ACJS meeting in New York City.
Many congratulations are in order for Hasia Diner, winner of this year’s Saul Viener Book Prize in American Jewish History, one of the highest honors for writing about American Jews. The book, We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962, was just released in paperback and is available from our new website. The full award citation is below.
The American Jewish Historical Society is pleased to award the biennial Saul Viener Book Prize in American Jewish History to Hasia Diner’s We Remember with Reverence and Love. The book is a meticulously and indefatigably researched study using an exhaustive trove of resources in liturgy, public demonstrations, literature, songs, pamphlets, newspapers, handbills, speeches, sermons, and more. Diner’s book uses so broad a range of primary and contemporary material, and so much of it, that We Remember… makes the leap from a quantitative to a qualitative advance in Jewish Studies. Her study results in a seismic shift of the paradigm through which we analyze the social and intellectual history of American Jewry. It is an extraordinarily well-mounted, organized, relentless, and persuasive attack on the remarkably durable conventional wisdom that Jewish Americans were silent about the Holocaust in the post-war period. Though certain to elicit some demurrers, especially about what might have gone on in the private worlds of Jews in the U.S. during this era, no one will be able to say any longer that the subject of the Holocaust was “swept under the rug” in the public Jewish American dialogue of the 1940s and 1950s.