Still shopping for the holidays? Complete your gift list with books published in 2016 by the SMU community, including faculty, staff members, trustees, alumni, libraries and museum.
From history to art to science to the Southwest, this year’s compilation by SMU News’ Cherri Gann has selections to please readers of poetry, personal and spiritual enrichment, young adult fiction and celebrity memoir. There’s a southern-themed cookbook for foodies, an uproarious card game based on the language of the Bard, and an arty crime caper filled with mystery and intrigue.
Some selections are available at the SMU bookstore, but all are available via online booksellers unless otherwise noted. Authors are listed alphabetically.
The SMU Office of Public Affairs needs your help compiling its annual holiday book list. All general-interest books by University faculty, staff and alumni that were published in 2015 will be considered for inclusion.
Faculty, staff, students and alumni: Did you publish a general-interest book in 2014? SMU News is seeking information on your publications for possible inclusion in its end-of-year holiday book list.
Director of Online Communications Gary Shultz has made it easy: Just fill out this web form and click. Include your name and title, e-mail address, the title of your new book, month and year of its publication, and a brief description. Please include a web address where News and Communications can find more information. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.
After you send in your information, please email a high-resolution copy of your book cover to SMU Books.
Faculty and staff authors are asked to submit information on their general-interest books – no text books, please – published in 2013 or scheduled to be published before the year’s end. All entries will be considered for SMU’s holiday gift-giving book list, posted annually to the University home page.
This year, SMU News and Communications has created an easy-to-use template for authors to provide all necessary information about their latest books. Please use the template at smu.edu/News/Books and send a cover image from your book to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
Whether focused on jazz, South Seas adventure or a vampire-informed approach to theology, books published by members of the SMU community in 2011 cover such a smorgasbord of topics and interests that there’s bound to be something for even the pickiest reader on your holiday list.