University of Nebraska Press
|Parent company||University of Nebraska-Lincoln|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Lincoln, Nebraska|
|Publication types||Books, Academic journals|
The University of Nebraska Press, founded in 1941, is a publisher of scholarly and general-interest books. It is one of the largest state university presses in the United States. The press is under the auspices of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the flagship campus of the University of Nebraska system.
The press publishes approximately 110 new books annually and has more than 2,500 titles in print. It publishes primarily non-fiction books and scholarly journals, in both print and electronic editions.
The press has particularly strong publishing programs in Native American studies and Western history. Writing in The Atlantic Monthly, Benjamin Schwarz said Nebraska's program "contains the most important collection of books on western and American Indian history." Since 2010 two of Nebraska's books have received the Bancroft Prize, generally considered the most prestigious award in United States history. The press also has highly regarded publishing programs in sports, memoir, and literary nonfiction. For many years the press has been one of the leading translators of French literature in the U.S. A full overview of Nebraska's publishing program is available on its website.
The University of Nebraska Press is publisher of the scholarly editions of the works of Willa Cather, including classics My Antonia and O Pioneers!. Through its trade imprint, Bison Books, Nebraska publishes general-interest works in Western Americana. The press has also been active in reprinting classic books from various genres, including science fiction and fantasy classics.
In September 2011, the University of Nebraska Press entered into a new collaborative publishing arrangement with the Jewish Publication Society, one of the oldest Jewish publishers in the United States. In April 2013 Nebraska acquired Potomac Books, a publisher specializing in military and diplomatic topics.
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