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University of Washington Press wins 13 awards in January 2009

February 5, 2009

The University of Washington Press has been honored with 13 awards in the first month of 2009. Eight of these were design awards given to Press designers Ashley Saleeba, Thomas Eykemans, and Pamela Canell and four were in honor of exceptional content.

Additionally, the Press is part of a five-press collaboration that was awarded $1.16 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to publish books in the Modern Language Initiative (MLI) for first books from scholars working on non-English literatures or linguistic concerns. The other participating presses include Fordham University Press, University of California Press (FlashPoints series), University of Pennsylvania Press, and University of Virginia Press. For more information, please contact Rachael Levay at (206) 221-4995 or

Editorial awards for content include:

Artisans in Early Imperial China, by Anthony Barbieri-Low and designed by Ashley Saleeba, has won the Charles Rufus Morey Award from College Art Association; the James Henry Breasted Prize from the American Historical Association; was named an "Outstanding Academic Title" by CHOICE; and was awarded a Bookbuilders West Certificate of Jacket Design Excellence.

A Kiowa's Odyssey: A Sketchbook from Fort Marion, edited by Phillip Earenfight, won the Alfred H. Barr Award from College Art Association.

Design awards include:

Scholarly Typographic Design Award from the American Association of University Presses (AAUP)

The Fishermen's Frontier: People and Salmon in Southeast Alaska, by David F. Arnold and designed by Pamela Canell.

Scholarly Illustrated Design Award from the AAUP

Mine Okubo: Following Her Own Road, edited by Greg Robinson and Elena Tajima Creef and designed by Ashley Saleeba.

Reference Design Award from the AAUP

The Informed Gardener, by Linda Chalker-Scott and also designed by Ashley Saleeba. The Informed Gardener was also recently included in the Gateways design exhibit in Portugal.

Jacket/Cover Design Award from the AAUP

Two Kinds of Time, by Graham Peck and designed by Thomas Eykemans.

Yellowfish: A Novel, by John Keeble and also designed by Thomas Eykemans.

Bookbuilders West Certificate of Design Excellence

Arctic Spectacles: The Frozen North in Visual Culture, 1818-1875,
by Russell Potter and designed by Ashley Saleeba.

Experiences of Passage: The Paintings of Yun Gee and Li-lan, by Joyce Brodsky and designed by Ashley Saleeba.

Homebase: A Novel, by Shawn Wong and designed by Thomas Eykemans.

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Rachael Levay, Publicist
University of Washington Press
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Seattle, WA 98145-5096
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