February 12, 2024
Congratulations to The University of Arizona Press Editing, Design, and Production team: Amanda Krause, Leigh McDonald, and Sara Thaxton! Because of their amazing creativity and dedication to excellence, the team received three awards for book design at The Publishers Association of the West’s (PubWest) 2024 conference.
UA Press designers won gold in the Academic/Reference category for Woven from the Center, Native Basketry in the Southwest by Diane Dittemore. The awards committee noted about Woven from the Center: “Amazing cover! Perfectly on point for the genre. Great design and package all around. Good crossover potential from Academic to trade.”
Judges awarded silver to UA Press in the Adult Trade Book (Non-illustrated) category for Rim to River by Tom Zoellner. Finally, UA Press received bronze in the Academic/Reference/Non-Trade category for When Language Broke Open, edited by Alan Pelaez Lopez.
PubWest is a national trade organization of publishers and associated publishing-related members. The association presents annual design awards for book design, book cover design, and graphic novel design.