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A Graphic Novel

“An extraordinary graphic novel with the perfect alchemy of writer and illustrator, exploring, with poignancy and fortitude, the lives of vulnerable and homeless children in Mexico City. A tale of mystery, ambiguity, and hope that will break your heart.” —Marjorie Agosin, author of I Lived on Butterfly Hill
A New York Times New & Noteworthy selection.
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Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer

Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Alberto Ledesma

“Affecting, highly charged, and deserving of broad attention.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This is a powerful document.” —Publishers Weekly

Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer is an eye-opening glimpse into a mostly hidden way of life.” —Foreword Reviews

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Available in February, 2018:

Love’s Long Line

“Sophfronia Scott has written a book of truth and grace. Clear-sighted in every way, Love’s Long Line has much to teach us about family, about the challenges the world gives us, about the journeys we make toward forgiveness. This is a book for the mind and the soul.” —Lee Martin, author of Pulitzer Prize–finalist The Bright Forever

“Sophfronia Scott’s beautiful collection of essays is wise and ruminative, a pleasure to read.” —Bret Lott, New York Times best-selling author of Jewel

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Available in March, 2018:

The Goat-Getters

Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and How a Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented Comics
by Eddie Campbell

The Goat Getters is a rip-roaring narrative of the origin of the comic strip told from a new perspective by one of the leading cartoon storytellers of our time.

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Available in January, 2018:

Apocalypse, Darling

This narrative lyric uses its gorgeous lyricism to show us how, physically and psychically, every moment is a new country, each quietly burning with its own apocalypse. —Susanne Paola Antonetta, author of Body Toxic and Make Me a Mother

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

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Lee Martin

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BK Fischer

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Albertus Magnus, On Animals: A Medieval Summa Zoologica

Translated and annotated by Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr. & Irven Michael Resnick

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Bob Hunter

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Polonium in the Playhouse

Linda Carrick Thomas

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The Ohio State University in the Sixties

Now in Paperback

William Shkurti

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Hip Sublime: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition

Edited by Sheila Murnaghan and Ralph M. Rosen

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Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States

Edited by James J. Donahue, Jennifer Ho, and Shaun Morgan

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Beyond Tordesillas: New Approaches to Comparative Luso-Hispanic Studies

Edited by Robert Patrick Newcomb and Richard A. Gordon

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Reading Conrad

J. Hillis Miller
Edited by John G. Peters and Jakob Lothe

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Narratology and Ideology: Negotiating Context, Form, and Theory in Postcolonial Narratives

Edited by Divya Dwivedi, Henrik Skov Nielsen, and Richard Walsh

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About the Ohio State University Press:

The Ohio State University Press was established in 1957 and currently publishes 50-60 new books a year. We specialize in literary and cultural studies, (including comics, narrative theory, Victorian studies, and medieval studies) American studies, rhetoric and communication, gender and sexuality studies, and race and ethnic studies (including Black studies and Latinx studies). We also acquire books in regional studies on our Trillium imprint, creative works, on our Mad Creek imprint, and linguistics, and publish the annual winners of The Journal’s non/fiction and poetry prizes.

In addition to its books, the Press publishes a distinguished group of journals including Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society, Adoption & Culture, American Periodicals, Victorians, North American Journal of Celtic Studies, and Narrative.

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Have you or someone you know been affected by the opioid crisis here in Ohio? Do you have a story to tell? Click here to learn more about participating in a book project about the Ohio opioid crisis and about how your story can be a part of it.

Calling all Columbus writers! We're looking for submissions to the Columbus Anthology, to be co-published with Belt Publishing in Cleveland. For more information on submissions, Click here.

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Our newest journal has been accepted into ProjectMUSE!

Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature has just been accepted into ProjectMUSE's Premium Collection. Read more about this latest develpoment in this press release.

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We are pleased to announce Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel’s Fear Icons as winner of our inaugural prize series. Fear Icons is a timely inquiry into the complex relationship between love and fear—and the ways that each intensifies the other. 

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Dublin Arts Council is presenting the exhibit, Urur Dhex-Dhexaad Ah: Community In-Between in collaboration with guest preparators Ruth Smith and Qorsho Hassan.

The exhibition is on view through April 14, 2017.

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Read a Review of Phillip Lopate's new book,
A Mother's Tale
In a recent issue of the New York Review of Books