June 2014

On June 2nd, at the Lammy Award Ceremony held in the Cooper Union Auditorium, Barrie Jean Borich’s BODY GEOGRAPHIC published by the University of Nebraska Press received the 2014 Lambda Lesbian Memoir/Biography Award.
Kate Bornstein was presented the Pioneer Award by her life partner, Barbara Carrellas who said that when people are asked what Kate Bornstein means to them, “the overwhelming answer is ‘Kate Bornstein saved my life.'” Bornstein’s call to action to stop the history of shaming with regard to sex and gender brought the audience to a standing ovation. Follow this link to read more.

Dan Callahan’s first novel, TAKE THEM DOWN, will be published by Magnus Books. About VANESSA: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave, David Thompson writes that Callahan “seems to me a leader among young writers on film. No enthusiast will pick up this deceptively modest book without going to the video resources and tracking the turbulent career of our most challenging actress.”

William J. Mann signed contracts with Random House for THE CONTENDER: The Life of Marlon Brando (2018) and ALICE & ELEANOR: The War of the Roosevelts (2016) with Harper Collins.

The University of Chicago Press acquires two titles: ANSLINGER NATION: A Documentary History of Harry J. Anslinger and Prohibitionist Drug Policy by Alexandra Chase (2015) and BRAVE FACE: Beards, Shaving & The Cultural History of Manliness by Christopher Oldstone-Moore.