Announcement of Winners — 2014 Mercer University Press Book Awards

Mercer University Press is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Annual Book Awards. Each 2014 award comes with a $500 advance and a book contract for publication in Spring 2016. Mary Anna Bryan has been awarded the 2014 Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction for her submission entitled Cardinal Hill. Past recipients of this award include Marly Youmans, Raymond L. Atkins,  Stephen Roth, and Dale Cramer. Judge’s comment: “The…

A “Glimmer” of Insight from Marly Youmans

Ariadne’s Thread In her working years, my mother was a university librarian, but now she has retired to a world of garden, birds, books, and weaving. If I glance at her loom, I find that some things are always plain and simple: warp, weft, shuttle, ‘shed,’ reed, and beater. But as time passes, what is wound on the cloth beam changes. When she removes the cloth, I may find shawls…

Mercer University Press Authors Featured at AJC-Decatur Book Festival – August 29-31, 2014

Mercer University Press authors featured or moderators at Decatur Book Festival this weekend, August 29-31, 2014, Great prices on all titles brought to the show, so stop by our booth 409/411 and stock up on some wonderful new and backlist books. Robert Jenkins, Steve Davis, and Daniel Cone Raymond L. Atkins Jackie K. Cooper Cliff Graubart Megan Sexton Martha M. Ezzard Carolyn Newton Curry

Happy Fourth of July from MUP!

It’s time for fireworks and grilling out and nothing goes better with the festivities like in-depth academic examinations of literature, American history, Christianity, Kierkegaard, African-American history, politics, and theology. The mental stimulation just makes the cole slaw taste sooooo much better.   Enter discount code MUPNEWS when you order at the Press’s website and receive a 20% discount plus free USPS Media Mail shipping on your entire order!

National Country Music Day!

In addition to celebrating the birth of our nation today, we also celebrate the contributions of country music to American culture. Far more than bemoaning the loss of a trailer, a wife, and a dog, country music provides voice to an entire worldview, both secular and religious. Read more about the explicit and implicit theologies of country music in David Fillingim’s Redneck Liberation: Country Music as Theology. It makes a great…