University of Washington Press author and series editor Michael Nylan has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Nylan is the translator of Exemplary Figures and coeditor of Chang’an 26 BCE (forthcoming Fall 2014). She also coedits our Classics of Chinese Thought series. The Guggenheim Fellowship will support Nylan’s research and writing of a translation of another early Chinese text, the Documents classic, for our Classics of Chinese Thought series.
Return to the Land of the Head Hunters: Edward S. Curtis, the Kwakwaka’wakw, and the Making of Modern Cinema, edited by Brad Evans and Aaron Glass, has been reviewed by the Seattle Times. Reviewer Michael Upchurch praises the book for “address[ing] the film from every angle while also placing Curtis (1868–1952) and his First Nations collaborators on the film in their historical context.” Read the full article here.
Skookum Summer: A Novel of the Pacific Northwest, by Jack Hart, was reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly. In this “heartfelt and rewarding debut…Hart paints a vivid picture of the times…his sense of place is evocative and powerful.” Read the full review here.
Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse and Robin Wright, In the Spirit of the Ancestors: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art at the Burke Museum, Village Books, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Annette Lu, author of My Fight for a New Taiwan, Town Hall Seattle, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and World Affairs Council, as part of the Civics series. Click here to see a book excerpt and Annette Lu’s full book tour schedule.
Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse, In the Spirit of the Ancestors: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art at the Burke Museum, University Book Store, April 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork is the compelling story of why Native floral beadwork became both a major means of artistic expression and a symbol of cultural resilience. It is also an important example of how two differing cultures—Native and European —established a common ground of economic and creative exchange.
The third part of Christopher Buckley’s memoir trilogy is a book about place and vocation. Set primarily in Santa Barbara and Montecito in the 1950’s and 60’s, among the woods and natural elements all around him, in the residue of light lifting from soda fountains, movies, surf boards, and old Chevrolets, the narrator of these crisp essays finds his consciousness forming a faith in the power of “place” and in the work of art.