Incorporated in 1947 and formally organized in 1964 by Ohio University president Vernon Alden, Ohio University Press is the oldest scholarly publisher in Ohio. Since its founding, the press (including its trade imprint, Swallow Press) has developed into a leading publisher of books about AfricaAppalachiaSoutheast Asia, and the Midwest, as well as on many other topics. From academic monographs to regional guides to internationally acclaimed literary works, its books have established the press as an essential member of its many communities: scholarly, literary, and geographic.

The press publishes between forty-five and fifty books a year. Distributed worldwide, its books are regularly covered by prominent national and international news and review media; in countless academic journals; and in a wide variety of literary and cultural outlets.

The press regularly partners with other scholarly and cultural institutions. In recent years, these have included the State Library of Ohio, the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, the Ohio University Center for International Studies, the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland museums of art, and the Polish American Historical Association.

 

Swallow Press

What began as a publishing partnership with the distinguished literary publisher Swallow Press has continued with Ohio University Press’s acquisition in 2008 of Swallow. Under the Swallow Press imprint, the Press continues to publish its esteemed literary list—including reissues of the works of such iconic authors as Anaïs NinJanet LewisFrank Waters, and Anna Akhmatova—as well as guidebooks, regional interest titles, and general nonfiction.

Assortimento di libri

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FINE BOYS

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Literary & General

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Set in Nigeria during the pro-democracy movement and told from the perspective of an eighteen-year-old Gen-Xer, Ewaen, this coming-of-age novel examines the violent university confraternities during the mid-1990s.

THE WIFE OF MARTIN GUERRE

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This compelling story is a rich novella with the timeless power of a fable. It is based on a famous story of a court case in mid-16th century France. Janet Lewis depicts a distant time and a traditional rural culture based on a highly ordered patriarchal structure.

Circumnavigators in the Age of Discovery

THE LONGEST VOYAGE

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History

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"The Longest Voyage" captures the drama and danger and personalities in the colorful story of the first voyages around the world. In only a century, circumnavigators in small ships charted the coast of the New World and explored the Pacific. Characterized by fierce nationalism, competitiveness, and bloodshed, it was a century much like our own.

Correspondence between Anaïs Nin and Joaquín Nin, 1933–1940

REUNITED

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Biography & Memoirs

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In 1913, Joaquín Nin abandoned his family, including his ten-year-old daughter, Anaïs. Twenty years later, Anaïs and Joaquín reunited and began an illicit sexual affair. Long believed to have been destroyed and lost to history, Reunited reveals correspondence between father and daughter, exposing for the first time both sides of their complicated relationship.

WASTE OF TIMELESSNESS AND OTHER EARLY STORIES

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Sixteen stories written by the late diarist and novelist in her early twenties manifest the origins of her irony, humor, and feminism.
Waste of Timelessness and Other Early Stories is a small collection of rare short stories by Anaïs Nin, written before her more known publications. The book is an example of the early work of a person who was later a successful writer.

A Novel of Lybia’s Anticolonial War

THE CONSCRIPT

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Literary & General

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Eloquent and thought-provoking, this classic novel by the Eritrean novelist Gebreyesus Hailu, written in Tigrinya in 1927 and published in 1950, is one of the earliest novels written in an African language.