The University Press of Florida proudly presents our most recent award-winning titles and authors!

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Two of our books received awards from the Florida Historical Society.

Thomas Graham has received the 2015 Charlton Tebeau Award from the FHS for Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine. The award is given to honor a general-interest book on a Florida history topic. Graham’s work also recently received the bronze award in the Florida Book Award for Florida nonfiction competition.

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For her book, State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee’s Assault on Civil Liberties,  Judith G. Poucher won the FHS’s 2015 Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award.

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The Florida Historical Society awards will be presented at the FHS Annual Meeting & Symposium in St. Augustine. The meeting and symposium are open to the public, and registration information can be found here.

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We’re also pleased to announce that Steven A. Wernke has won the 2015 Society for American Archaeology Book Award in the Scholarly category for Negotiated Settlements: Andean Communities and Landscapes under Inka and Spanish Colonialism

Wernke will be presented with his award this week at the annual SAA meeting, being held in San Francisco from April 15 to April 19. We’re displaying our archaeology books at the conference, so if you’re in the Bay Area, stop on by to see us! If you aren’t going to make it to the exhibit, you can still check out our virtual booth and take advantage of the same conference discount!

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The South Carolina Historical Society awarded their 2014 George C. Rogers Jr. Award to Shepherd McKinley for Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold: Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum South Carolina.

Another of our titles, Crossing the Line: Women’s Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II by Cherisse Jones-Branch, was a finalist in the competition.

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We’ve also been happy to hear about our titles making the long list for various awards:

Autoepitaph: Selected Poems by Reinaldo Arenas, edited by Camelly Cruz-Martes, and translated by Kelly Washbourne has made the longlist for the 2015 PEN Literary Award for Poetry in Translation.

Last year, the book made Beltway Poetry Quarterly’s Top Ten New Poetry Books of 2014.

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Peggy Macdonald’s Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment is a finalist for the 2014 Indiefab Book of the Year Award for Women’s Studies.

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Finally, two of our titles made the 2015 SIBA Book Award Long List:

Good Catch: Recipes and Stories Celebrating the Best of Florida’s Waters

by Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson

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Everglades: America’s Wetland

by Mac Stone

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Congratulations to all of our award-winning authors!

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