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Showcase 2020 Crimson Reads

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. WSU Libraries will be releasing an article celebrating WSU authors and have a display of WSU author titles in the Terrell Library display case during the week of March 23- 27.
More information on the WSU authors

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