Tuesday, May 5, 2009

University of New Mexico Press News

Two UNM Press titles and the Press’s Pasó por Aquí Series on Nuevomexicano Literary Heritage were honored at the Historical Society of New Mexico’s (HSNM) 2009 New Mexico History Conference in Santa Fe on Saturday, May 2nd.
No Settlement, No Conquest: A History of the Coronado Entrada by Richard Flint received the Fray Francisco Atanasio Dominguez Award for historic survey and research. Combining research from European and American archives with recent archaeological evidence, Flint’s comprehensive history reshapes the Coronado expedition, revealing new connections, exposing misinformation, and adding crucial elements previously ignored.

Richard Flint is research associate in history at the Center for Desert Archaeology, Tucson, Arizona. His publications include The Coronado Expedition: From the Distance of 460 Years (UNM Press) and Documents of the Coronado Expedition, 1539-1542: “They Were Not Familiar With His Majesty, nor Did They Wish To Be His Subjects.”
Paula Moore’s Cricket in the Web: The 1949 Unsolved Murder that Unraveled Politics in New Mexico received the Gaspar Perez de Villagra Award for outstanding publication. Containing elements of mystery, conflict, power, fear, sex, and politics, Moore’s exhaustively researched study of the Cricket Coogler case provides the first objective account to examine the infamous murder and the events that unfolded in its wake.
Paula Moore is the former executive assistant to the president of New Mexico State University. She is coauthor of One Man’s Word: A Seven Decade Personal History.
Flint and Moore were honored at the Annual HSNM Awards Banquet at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on Saturday evening.
Additionally, UNM Press’s Pasó por Aquí Series on Nuevomexicano Literary Heritage received the 2009 State Historian’s Award for Excellence in New Mexico Heritage Scholarship from the state Cultural Properties Review Committee (CPRC). Committed to publishing new fiction and poetry by contemporary Hispanic New Mexican writers and to recovering the Nuevomexicano literary tradition of the past four centuries, the Pasó por Aquí Series was recognized by the Office of the State Historian for its scholarly research, writing and editing that has led to important insights into New Mexico’s cultural history. The series editors accepted the award at the CPRC’s 37th annual Heritage Preservation Awards Ceremony at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on Saturday afternoon.

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

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Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

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