University Press of New England

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University Press of New England
Founded 1970
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Lebanon, New Hampshire
Publication types Books
Imprints ForeEdge
Official website www.upne.com

The University Press of New England (or UPNE), located in Lebanon, New Hampshire and founded in 1970, is a university press consortium including Brandeis University, Dartmouth College (its host member), the University of New Hampshire, and Northeastern University. Titles published by the press have been reviewed by The New York Times,[1][2] Publishers Weekly, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, USA Today,[3] Library Journal, Washington Post, All Things Considered,[4] and other venues.

Notable fiction authors published by UPNE include Howard Frank Mosher, Roxana Robinson, Ernest Hebert, Cathie Pelletier, Chris Bohjalian, Percival Everett, Laurie Alberts and Walter D. Wetherell. Notable poets distributed by the press include Rae Armantrout, Claudia Rankine, James Tate, Mary Ruefle, Donald Revell, Ellen Bryant Voigt, James Wright, Jean Valentine, Stanley Kunitz, Heather McHugh, and Yusef Komunyakaa. Notable nature and environment authors published include William Sargent, Cynthia Huntington, David Gessner, John Hay, and Tom Wessels. Notable scholarly authors published by UPNE and its members include Kathleen J. Ferraro, Jehuda Reinharz, Joyce Antler, Peter Gizzi, Mary Caroline Richards, Leslie Cannold, Colin Calloway, and Gina Barreca. UPNE and its authors and titles have received many honors and awards including the National Book Award,[5] Pulitzer Prize,[6] Guggenheim Fellowships, NEA Literature Fellowships,[7] and the Barnes & Noble Discovery Award.[8]

The press publishes books for scholars, educators, students, and the general public, concentrating on American studies, literature, history, and cultural studies; art, architecture, and material culture; ethnic studies (African American, Jewish, Native American, Shaker, and international studies); nature and the environment; and New England history and culture. It publishes around eighty titles annually, with sales of $2.5 million, and distributes titles for a number of other small and academic presses, museums and non-profit societies.[9]

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