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2013-2014 Annual Report
A-7 University of Texas Press Advisory Committee

The University of Texas Press is an integral part of The University of Texas at Austin’s mission to advance and disseminate knowledge through its publications. The committee met monthly during the two long semesters in 2013-14 (the committee will meet two times during the summer of 2014). Key UT Press staff members and editors meet with the faculty committee. Editors present projects for consideration based on readers’ reports that have been circulated in advance to the committee along with the table of contents and a description of the manuscript. The members of the faculty committee carefully review the materials prior to meetings. Committee members ask questions of the editor, and there is a general discussion pertaining to the approval of the project. The committee then votes. It is rare for a proposal to be rejected by the committee since the proposals under consideration have undergone extensive review by in-house editors and outside reviewers. The committee members can and do occasionally make recommendations for additional revisions and/or stipulated conditions for approval. There is a good working relationship with the UT Press staff. The committee has no legislation to propose to the Faculty Council.

During the academic year of 2013-14, the UT Press published over 100 book titles as well as eleven journals. The press received over thirty awards during this time period. Accolades accorded the UT Press over the past six months include:

Recent Awards
Summerfield G. Roberts Award for Work of Creative Writing, sponsored by the Sons of the Texas Republic:
James Kearney’s translation of F. A. Strubberg, Friedrichsburg
2013 NACCS Book Award, sponsored by the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies:
Martha Menchaca, Naturalizing Mexican Immigrants: A Texas History
2013 Southwest Book Award, sponsored by the Border Regional Library Association:
            Elaine Hampton, Anay’s Will to Learn

Association of American University Presses Book Show, Trade Illustrated category:        
Arnold Newman: At Work by Roy Flukinger; designed by Derek George

Color: American Photography Transformed by the Amon Carter Museum; designed by Lindsay  Starr

Two Prospectors: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark by Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark, and edited by Chad Hammett; designed by Lindsay Starr

Waltercio Caldas by the Blanton Museum of Art; designed by Derek George
Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History, sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association:
Jason Mellard, Progressive Country
Al Lowman Memorial Prize for Best Book on County or Local History, sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association:
Ignacio Garcia, When Mexicans Could Play Ball
Gourmand Magazine Book Prize, Wine and Beverage Cookbook Section:
Lucinda Hutson, Viva Tequila
Fred Whitehead Award for Best Design of a Trade Book, sponsored by the Texas Institute of Letters:
Two Prospectors: The Letters of Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark by Sam Shepard and Johnny Dark, and edited by Chad Hammett; designed by Lindsay Starr
Respectfully submitted,
Blinda E. McClelland
Chair, Faculty Welfare Committee