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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

UW-authored books and more for the Dawg on your holiday shopping list | UW Today

"At this festive time of year, University of Washington faculty creations can make great gifts. Here’s a quick look at some gift-worthy books and music created by UW talents in the last year or so — and a reminder of some perennial favorites" inform Peter Kelley, Public Information Officer.

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A novelist’s thoughts on storytelling, a geologist’s soil restoration strategy, an environmentalist’s memoir, a celebration of Latino music influences, a poet’s meditations on her changing city …

“American Sabor: Latinos and Latinas in US Popular Music” by Marisol Berríos-Miranda, Shannon Dudley and Michelle Habell-Pallán was published in December. The authors also created an American Sabor playlist.
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Yes, and a best-selling author’s latest work, a podcast reborn as a book, a collaboration of world-class violists and even tales of brave Icelandic seawomen — at this festive time of year, University of Washington faculty creations can make great gifts for the Dawg on your shopping list.

Here’s a quick look at some gift-worthy books and music created by UW talents in the last year or so — and a reminder of some perennial favorites.
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Charles Johnson, The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling.” Johnson, National Book Award-winning author of “Middle Passage” and longtime professor of English, discusses

“The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling,” by Charles Johnson, UW professor emeritus of English, was published this fall by Scribner.
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his art in a book stemming from a year of interviews. “There is winning sanity here,” the New York Times wrote: “Johnson wants his students to be ‘raconteurs always ready to tell an engaging tale,’ not self-preoccupied neurotics.”
Published by Simon & Shuster.  

David Shields, “Other People: Takes & Mistakes. Shields is a professor of English and the best-selling author of many books, starting with his 1984 novelHeroes.” 

“Other People: Takes & Mistakes,” by UW English professor David Shields, was published by Knopf in February.

In 2017 he brought out this collection of essays that the New York Times called “a triumphantly humane book” and him “our elusive, humorous ironist, something like a 21st century Socrates.” The paper’s praise continued: “He is a master stylist — and has been for a long time, on the evidence of these pieces from throughout his career. . . All good writers make us feel less alone. But Shields makes us feel better.” 
Published by Knopf 

Scott L. Montgomery, “The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science, Volume Two.”  
 
The second edition of “The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science” by Scott L. Montgomery, published in February 2017 by University of Chicago Press Books.

Scientific research that doesn’t get communicated effectively to the public may as well not have happened at all, says geoscientist Montgomery in this second volume of a popular 2001 book. A prolific writer, Montgomery is a lecturer in the Jackson School of International Studies. “Communicating is the doing of science,” he adds. “Publication and public speaking are how scientific work gains a presence, a shared reality in the world.”  
Published by University of Chicago Press.  
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