university press of kentucky

An Appalachian Literary Pioneer

A new book published by the University Press of Kentucky honors the legacy of prolific Kentucky writer, teacher, and scholar Jim Wayne Miller.

'Bloody Breathitt' UPK's Most Decorated Book

University Press of Kentucky author T.R.C. Hutton has been named recipient of a 2014 Kentucky History Award given by the Kentucky Historical Society and the 2014 Appalachian Writers Association’s Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction for his book "Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South."

UPK Book on Breathitt County Wins Weatherford Award

"Bloody Breathitt: Politics and Violence in the Appalachian South," by T.R.C. Hutton and published by the University Press of Kentucky recently received the 2013 Weatherford Award.

UKP Author/Activist Wins Appalachian Writers Book of Year Award

Author Helen Matthews Lewis has been named the recipient of the 2012 Appalachian Writers Association’s Book of the Year Award for Nonfiction for her book "Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia."

UPK Books Offer Readers a Taste of Kentucky

Kentucky may be horse-racing and basketball country, but when it comes to your taste buds, the Bluegrass State is a foodie haven with a rich culinary tradition. From the famed mint juleps of the Kentucky Derby to slow-smoked mutton in the western part of the state, bourbon and barbecue have deep roots in the Bluegrass State.

UPK Book by bell hooks Wins National Poetry Award

University Press of Kentucky (UPK) author bell hooks has been named the recipient of the 2013 Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s (BCALA) Best Poetry Award for her book "Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place."

Appalachian Center and UPK Celebrate Appalachian Literature

The Appalachian Center and University Press of Kentucky are hosting three events to celebrate Appalachia-related books published during this academic year.
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