Launched in 1961 as UNP’s first trade imprint, Bison Books reflects the Press’s commitment to general-interest books that appeal to the educated reader. Originally published as inexpensive paperbacks, Bisons (as they became known) quickly caught on. Notable Bison Books authors include André Breton, William F. Cody, Loren Eiseley, Michel Foucault, Che Guevara, David Lavender, Dale Morgan, Wright Morris, Tillie Olsen, Mari Sandoz, Wallace Stegner, Leo Tolstoy, Philip Wylie, Stefan Zweig, and a host of other writers of regional and international acclaim. While Bison Books remain a general-interest imprint, the press is re-emphasizing its effort to recruit and publish top-notch books about the trans-Mississippi West.
In an effort to make these stories more widely available, the University of Nebraska Press is pleased to offer its Bison Books virtually. Now, you may tour the West from anywhere with Virtually Bison Books, an electronic portal to the ebooks that preserve the West’s myths, lore, and history. Begin your tour today!
Join our mailing list to receive updates on Bison Books.
It is with sadness that we share the news that Mark Spitzer, author and fish enthusiast, passed away on January 19, 2023. He began his career as a Writer in Residence for three years at the bohemian bookstore Shakespeare and Company, where he translated French criminals and misanthropes. He taught creative writing an [...]
With Mignon G. Eberhart’s detective novel The Mystery of Hunting’s End (Bison Books, 1998) chosen as the 19th One Book One Nebraska selection for 2023, the University of Nebraska Press is pleased to announce five more of Eberhart’s beloved and foundational detective novels are returning to print for the first time in m [...]