Speaking in Cod Tongues taking the Canadian media by storm.

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CBC The Current: Listen to Lenore Newman's interview on her Canadian culinary journey, what she refers to as Canadian creole.

EatNorth's Dan Clapson looks at Newman's

new book.


"Everyone is familiar usually with fusion, the idea of taking two cultures' dishes and mixing them together," says Newman.

"What is Canadian cuisine? South of the border, the term conjures up little more than poutine, that mess of french fries smothered in gravy and crowned with cheese curds. Not so fast, says Newman in this detailed survey of Canadian cooking." - Mark Knoblauch, ALA Booklist (Mark Knoblauch ALA Booklist)



Otto & Daria: A Wartime Journey Through No Man's Land is fifth on National Best Seller list.



Otto & Daria made the National Post Best Seller list.


Listen to Author Eric Koch's CBC interview  discussing his experience of escaping Germany prior to WWII, only  later to be held in a Canadian internment camp.









Poet Jan Zwicky puts pen to paper about her passion for the enviroment in her new book The Long Walk.

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Poet Jan Zwicky reads from her latest collection The Long Walk. (Clip starts at 28:44)

CBC Books: "Jan Zwicky on patiently waiting for a signal." 

Dark Mountain: An Interview with Jan Zwicky










Literary Review of Canada names Clearing the Plains one of its Top 25 books of the past 25 years 

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"We're not always the good ones." 

The first book we published as the University of Regina Press, Clearing the Plains changed the way Canadians think about themselves--and their history. 

Named a Book of the Year by The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, the Writers' Trust, and booksellers across Canada, Clearing the Plains reveals how Sir John A. Macdonald used a policy of starvation against Indigenous people in pursuit of his "National Dream."

Listen to Press Director Bruce Walsh on the influence of this book, which is now the highest selling academic title published in Canada this century. 

But despite its contribution to scholarship, "this is a book that can speak to a broader public than just scholars," as Walsh says. With recent coverage in the New York Times even two years after its publication, we know that this is true. 




4th National Bestseller short-listed for Governor General's Literary Award 

Harold Johnson's Firewater: How Alcohol Is Killing My People (and Yours) drags "filthy, stinking subject" of alcohol and its effects on Indigenous communities into the light 

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CBC's The Current: Indigenous people need to tell their stories of sobriety

National Post: Think piece from columnist Douglas Quan

CBC Books: "How I Wrote It" 

First Nations Drum: A recovering alcoholic offers passionate and thoughtful review

Quill & Quire: Fall Preview 2016

Plus local coverage from the Regina Leader Post, CBC Sask's Morning Edition, MBC Radio, CJME, and John Gormley! 









Trevor Herriot pens Op-Ed on the ethical legacy of Standing Rock in The Globe and Mail

For more on caring for the prairie, for those around us, and for ourselves, read his latest book Towards a Prairie Atonement. 







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Saskatchewan cuisine exported to US! 

The New York Times mentions Taste in "Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes From Across Canada" 


















Read about how we're standing out among Canada's university presses in University Affairs!


Read the glowing reviews in the Literary Review of Canada, Publishers Weekly, The Regina Leader-Post, The Star Phoenix and Quill & Quire.


Also, click on the image to read the latest review from Prairie Books NOW.







Read reviews of Reading from Behind in Literary Review of Canada, the Regina Leader-Post, The Guardian, Independent and VICE Magazine

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"...the re-publication of the early Wallace letters should be welcomed by not only historians but anyone who enjoys a good read."

Here is a review by Verna Gallen from the Saskatchewan History Magazine.





Read a review of Holy War in Publishers Weekly.










U of R Press hits it out of the park! 

Check out our 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards Winners!

Children of the Broken Treaty, by Charlie Angus  

 * University of Regina Faculty of Education and Campion College Award for Publishing in Education 

 * Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Publishing Award



 #IdleNoMore, by Ken Coates

  * University of Saskatchewan Non-Fiction Award





The Decolonizing Poetics of Indigenous Literatures, by Mareike Neuhaus

  * University of Regina Arts and Luther College Award for Scholarly Writing



Open Access Revolution

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University of Regina launches an
Open Textbook Publishing Program to make textbooks free for students. 

Read publisher Bruce Walsh's thoughts about Open Access

Watch this piece from Global News! 

Free Knowledge:  the first Open Access book published by U of R Press.







U of R Press Launches New Logo

It is not every day that Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro congratulate a university on the launch of its university press, but then, it is a rare occasion when a new university press comes into being. Jumping to the head of the class on the good wishes of these literary titans, University of Regina Press officially launched June 1st, 2013 at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Victoria, BC! 

To help define who we are and what we do, we created a logo that was inspired by the Cree language and the Morse code, to both honour our roots and express a desire to communicate universally. Our motto is “For many peoples, a voice” and we try to keep that in mind with everything we do.

Please see the story of our logo here  and we hope you join Ms. Atwood and Ms. Munro in welcoming an exciting new venture to the publishing scene.


The Creative Industries Transition Fund is made possible through funding that was provided to the Saskatchewan Arts Board by the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.