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UK Home to Many 2015 Inductees of Kentucky Writer's Hall of Fame

Last week, the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in downtown Lexington held the third annual induction of the Kentucky Writer’s Hall of Fame.

UK, UPK Authors Showcased at Kentucky's Premier Literary Event

A&S faculty, staff, and alumni will take part in the 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair, being held this Saturday at the Frankfort Convention Center.

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.

Book Chronicles Impact of the 'Kentucky Marine'

A new book published by the University Press of Kentucky revives the forgotten story of an exceptional Kentucky marine.

Freedom Rider to Lecture on Selma Journey

Bernard LaFayette Jr., an associate of Martin Luther King Jr., will speak on his leadership experience in the voting rights movement in Selma, Ala. on March 25.

'The Kentucky Derby' Is Crowned Again

Author and University of Kentucky history instructor James C. Nicholson has been named the recipient of a 2012 Kentucky History Award for his book "The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event."

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.

UK, UPK Authors Featured at Kentucky Book Fair

Several UK and University Press of Kentucky authors will participate in this weekend's Kentucky Book Fair, now in its 30th year.
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