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Crimson Reads

Recognizing authors in the University community

Crimson Reads honors WSU faculty, students, staff, alumni and retirees who have authored, co-authored or edited a book within the past year. Through this program, the WSU Libraries proudly support WSU authors as they share their successes in scholarship, creative thought, and professional achievements through published works.

You are invited to browse publications and authors on the WSU Libraries website.

Exhibit: March 18- April 1

Holland & Terrell Libraries’ Atrium

Mark your calendar for the 2024 exhibit.

New submissions

Know of a book (including your own) that should be celebrated at the Crimson Reads event? Tell the event organizers about your work or a colleague’s work.

Past honorees


Staff address
Robert Clark, WSU Press editor-in-chief
Hustling Hanford: From Manuscript to Book


Faculty address
Ayad Rahmani, School of Design and Construction
Kafka’s architectures : doors, rooms, stairs and windows of an intricate literary edifice

Alumni address
Ray Williams, ’72 BA Spanish
Mario Vargas Llosa: A Life of Writing


Faculty address
Matthew McCluskey, chair of the Department of Physics
Dopants and Defects in Semiconductors and The Last Weapon: A Novel