University of Nebraska Press
The University of Nebraska Press, founded in 1941, is a publisher of scholarly and popular-press books. It is the second-largest state university press in the United States (behind the University of California Press
University of California Press
University of California Press, also known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing. It was founded in 1893 to publish books and papers for the faculty of the University of California, established 25 years earlier in 1868...

) and, including private institutions, ranks among the 10 largest 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 100 titles annually and has more than 2,500 titles in print. It publishes primarily non-fiction
Non-fiction is the form of any narrative, account, or other communicative work whose assertions and descriptions are understood to be fact...

 books and scholarly journals
Academic journal
An academic journal is a peer-reviewed periodical in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published. Academic journals serve as forums for the introduction and presentation for scrutiny of new research, and the critique of existing research...

, along with a few titles per season in contemporary and regional prose and poetry
Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning...


The press is one of the leading translators of French literature in the U.S. and has an extensive translation program that focuses primarily on French, German, and Spanish writers. The program of publishing international fiction and literary nonfiction at the Press has garnered notice in recent years. The Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881. It was the second-largest metropolitan newspaper in circulation in the United States in 2008 and the fourth most widely distributed newspaper in the country....

named the press one of only three publishing companies in America "to reliably, season after season, produce significant translations."

The University of Nebraska Press is publisher of the scholarly editions of the works of Willa Cather
Willa Cather
Willa Seibert Cather was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours , a novel set during World War I...

, including classics My Antonia
My Ántonia
My Ántonia |accent]] on the first syllable of "Ántonia"), first published 1918, is considered one of the greatest novels by American writer Willa Cather...

and O Pioneers!
O Pioneers!
O Pioneers! is a 1913 novel by American author Willa Cather. It was written in part when Cather was living in Cherry Valley, New York, with Isabelle McClung and was completed at the McClungs' home in Pittsburgh...

. The books are produced under the direction of Sue Rosowski, UNL's Adele Hall Distinguished Professor of English, and a team of scholars from 11 universities.

Through its trade paperback imprint
In the publishing industry, an imprint can mean several different things:* As a piece of bibliographic information about a book, it refers to the name and address of the book's publisher and its date of publication as given at the foot or on the verso of its title page.* It can mean a trade name...

, Bison Books, it publishes reprints of classic books from various genres. Bison's Bison Frontiers of Imagination series has brought back into print a number of science fiction
Science fiction
Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible content such as future settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, aliens, and paranormal abilities...

 and fantasy
Fantasy is a genre of fiction that commonly uses magic and other supernatural phenomena as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. Many works within the genre take place in imaginary worlds where magic is common...


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. Under the agreement, the press purchased all of JPS's outstanding book inventory, and will become responsible for the production, distribution, and marketing of JPS's existing 250 titles as well as new projects, effective January 1, 2012. The press's current director, Donna Shear, had been marketing and sales director for JPS in the mid-1990s.

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