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Friday, April 22, 2016

Gary Grimshaw Posters Now Available!

Born in Detroit and raised in Lincoln Park, Michigan, Gary Grimshaw (1946–2014) was a unique individual whose career in music-related art spanned nearly fifty years.

Monday, February 8, 2016

A Letter from the Director in our 75th Year

Think of your favorite books. Do you know who published them? Can you name the original publisher of To Kill a Mockingbird? Many people recognize books and authors but not their publishers.

Monday, October 12, 2015

State History Award Winners

We are so happy to announce that we have two winners in the 2015 State History Awards presented by the Historical Society of Michigan.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Broadside Lotus Press: A Community Celebration

Broadside Lotus Press is celebrating 50 years of publishing history this month. Wayne State University Press is the proud distributor of their great books. Please check out some of their events around town this month!

The People's Lawyer: The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation's Longest-Serving Attorney General
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

"The People's Lawyer" Book Launch September 17, 2015

Please join us for a reception celebrating the publication of The People's Lawyer: The Life and Times of Frank J. Kelley, the Nation's Longest-Serving Attorney General by Frank J. Kelley with Jack Lessenberry.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

4th Annual WSU Midtown Literary Walk

Enjoy a strolling afternoon of literature hosted by several venues in our Midtown neighborhood on Saturday, September 19, 2015! A range of authors will read and perform. Books will be available for purchase and signing at each stop.  

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Save the Date for Fall Events!

As usual, we've got some exciting regional interest titles coming out in the next couple of months!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Recent Award Wins!

We're excited to announce a long list of recent awards! Congratulations to our authors for the well-deserved honors.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Farewell Party for Dr. Charles K. Hyde

On Thursday, May 7, 2015 WSU Press celebrated the retirement of Dr. Charles K. Hyde, scholar, author, historian, board member, supporter, and friend, as he relocates from Michigan to the East Coast.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Noel Night Warehouse Book Sale!

On Saturday, December 6, 2014, we’re opening our warehouse for a HUGE Noel Night sale! Visit us at 40 W. Hancock (the corner of Woodward and Hancock) between 5:00 and 10:00 pm for great deals on gift books for everyone on your list.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Help Launch 'Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology'!

Wayne State University Press and author Rob St. Mary are teaming up to raise $17,000 to offset the cost of design and printing for Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology, coming in Fall 2015.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Our All Hallow's Read Pick!

Have you heard of All Hallow's Read? It's a tradition started a few years back by author Neil Gaiman, who suggested giving scary books as gifts in the weeks leading up to Halloween. Sounds like a great idea to us!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

New Issue of Human Biology - Now Available!

Wayne State University Press has just released a new issue of Human Biology (Volume 86, no. 1), the first to be edited by incoming co-editors Ripan S. Malhi and Brian M. Kemp. It also features a redesigned cover and new 8.5 x 11” size.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Third Annual Midtown Literary Walk

Enjoy a strolling afternoon of literary arts events hosted by venues in Detroit’s vibrant Midtown neighborhood. A range of authors – from poets to novelists to hip hop artists – will read and perform.

Monday, July 21, 2014

More Award Wins!

We're excited to share some recent award wins!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Announcing a Special Issue of Human Biology!

On July 1, 2014 Wayne State University Press will publish a special issue of Human Biology focusing on Jewish genetics. The issue was guest-edited by Noah A. Rosenberg and Steven P. Weitzman, both of Stanford University.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

More award wins!

We’re excited to announce these recent award wins.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2014 Midwest Book Award Finalists!

We are proud to announce that we have several finalists for the 24th Annual Midwest Book Awards! These titles are finalists in the following categories.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Deborah Jermyn at "SATC Ten Years On" Conference

On April 4, 2014, The University of Roehampton in London hosted an international conference marking the 10th anniversary of the final episode of landmark HBO series Sex and the City.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

2013 Foreword Book of the Year Finalists!

Foreword Reviews, the only review magazine solely dedicated to discovering new indie books, recently announced the finalists for its 16th Annual Book of the Year Awards and Wayne State University Press books were well represented.