Q & A with Gary Noy, author of “Gold Rush Stories”

Since our last interview with Gary Noy, he’s presented Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues to dozens of audiences and picked up the Gold Medal for Best Regional Nonfiction from the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. I recently spoke with Gary over email about his latest book, Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss, […]

Heyday on Page 1 of the San Francisco Chronicle

This holiday weekend, a feature on Heyday and Steve Wasserman ran on page A1 of the San Francisco Chronicle. If you missed it the first time around, or just want to reread, please click over to the Chronicle’s website to read it now! Here’s a snippet of the article with a link to the full piece. By Steven […]

Narda Zacchino Named Executive Editor of Heyday

Berkeley, CA. (October 4) – Heyday is pleased to announce that Narda Zacchino, former top editor at the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, has been appointed executive editor by Steve Wasserman, Heyday’s publisher and executive director. She will be based in Los Angeles and will work with both Wasserman and Gayle Wattawa, […]

Heyday seeks a Director of Development

Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution whose mission is to promote awareness and celebrate California’s many cultures, landscapes, and ideas. Through beautifully crafted books, public events, and innovative outreach programs we are building a vibrant community of readers, writers, and thinkers. Heyday publishes twenty-five to thirty books a year exploring subjects […]

Steve Wasserman Named Publisher/Executive Director of Heyday

The board of directors of Heyday, after an extensive search, is pleased to announce that Steve Wasserman has been named publisher and executive director of Heyday. He will succeed Malcolm Margolin, Heyday’s founder, who is retiring after 41 years of visionary leadership. Wasserman, currently executive editor-at-large for trade books at Yale University Press, will assume his […]

Q & A with “High Spirits” author J. K. Dineen

When author/San Francisco aficionado Gary Kamiya describes a book as “a righteous pour from the top shelf,” that’s a very good sign you should add it to your bookshelf. High Spirits: The Legacy Bars of San Francisco invites readers into twenty-six joints that serve as anchors of cultural identity, offering up human connection and deep sense of place—even as […]

Ohlone Language Activist Responds to Canonization of Junipero Serra during Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States

In response to the canonization of Fr. Junipero Serra, “News from Native California” magazine’s Outreach Coordinator and Chochenyo language activist Vincent Medina (Muwekma Ohlone) offered the following statement: “After months of thought and soul-searching on a very complex and difficult issue, I have decided that I will be attending the papal Mass that will canonize […]

Q & A with “Cityscapes 2” author John King

In his follow-up to Cityscapes: San Francisco and Its Buildings, urban design critic John King continues to challenge us to take notice of our surroundings—even as the built environment of San Francisco changes at an astonishing clip. Based on his Cityscape column in the San Francisco Chronicle, the new book Cityscapes 2: Reading the Architecture of San Francisco highlights fifty […]

A conversation with Marni Fylling

The Heyday offices are abuzz with excitement over Fylling’s Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tide Pools. This delightful guidebook is packed with beautiful illustrations and lively descriptions by Marni Fylling, who has captured the essence of the Pacific Coast’s otherworldly creatures all the way from her home in Hoboken, New Jersey. I recently spoke with Marni about […]

A conversation with Charles Hobson and Mary Daniel Hobson

Here is a simple recipe for making something magical: mix a series of long car rides and three generations of eminently creative people. You get The Wolf Who Ate the Sky, a beautiful picture book that delights children as well as the young at heart. Based on a story that mixed–media artist Mary Daniel (Danny) Hobson made up with her […]