Get Lit: Fred Setterberg

Fred Setterberg talks about his novel, Lunch Bucket Paradise, with Pete Crooks on “Get Lit.” Produced by the Walnut Creek Public Library.

Heyday books win California Book Awards: “Valley of Shadows and Dreams” and “Masha’allah and Other Stories”

Two Heyday titles have won California Book Awards: Valley of Shadows and Dreams by Ken Light and Melanie Light earned the Gold Medal for Contribution to Publishing and Masha’allah and Other Stories by Mariah K. Young earned a Silver Medal for First Fiction. These books are now on sale for a limited time.   The 82nd […]

Publishing: a great place to be

Elizabeth Smith, Fall 2012 Marketing and Publicity Intern, is now Managing Editorial Assistant at Chronicle Books. While interviewing for various book-related positions (the Heyday internship among them), one question came up over and over again: How do you feel about entering an industry that’s in such a state of change? Coming from a journalism background, […]

Press Release: San Francisco: Arts for the City—Civic Art and Urban Change, 1932-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACTS: Natalie Mulford, Heyday Tel: 510-549-3564 E: Kate Patterson, San Francisco Arts Commission Tel: 415-252-4638 E: THE SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION AND HEYDAY BRING 80 YEARS OF CULTURAL INNOVATION TO LIFE IN NEW BOOK San Francisco: Arts for the City—Civic Art and Urban Change, 1932–2012 on Bookshelves April 1, […]

Announcing the Berkeley Roundhouse

This month, we welcome Lindsie Bear to the Heyday family as the first director of the new Berkeley Roundhouse. What is a roundhouse, you ask? Here’s what Malcolm Margolin, Heyday publisher, has to say about it: “They give life to the community,” is how my friend, the Wintu artist, scholar, and ceremonial leader Frank LaPena, describes […]

Winner of the 2012 James D. Houston Award: Keenan Norris’s “Brother and the Dancer”

For the second winner of the James D. Houston Award, our annual prize named after the late, great Santa Cruz author and aimed at publishing emerging writers on the West, we have chosen Brother and the Dancer by Keenan Norris, a doctoral candidate in English at UC Riverside. A 2005 graduate of the Mills College MFA program […]

Ken Light: Continuing the Documentary Tradition in the 21st Century

Over the last few years, Susie Katz, president and founder of PhotoWings, has been documenting the process behind Ken and Melanie Light’s Valley of Shadows and Dreams, their photographic and literary exploration of a region known for its agricultural plenty—and the marginalization of its people. Below is an excerpt from the first in a two part series from PhotoWings […]

Jeff Lustig (1943-2012)

Jeff Lustig died last month. I miss him greatly. He was a very close friend—we’d get together two or three times a month to push chess pieces around and talk and laugh. He was so witty, so sharp, so enraged by the greed, hypocrisy, and stupidity of the world, so delighted by acts of courage […]

Publisher’s Note: A new direction for Yosemite Conservancy

Visitors to Heyday often look at our books and proclaim, “These are your children.” I’ve got three kids and have never mistaken any one of them for a book, yet I know what they mean. Our books are often conceived with more passion than planning, they’re nurtured with emotion and commitment, and they are sent […]

Going Digital: From Paper to Kindle

Susan Noh was a Sales and Marketing Intern at Heyday from the fall of 2011 through the spring of 2012. When I was in elementary school, I was always that kid that people knew of, rather than knew. Everyone has one of those kids in the classroom. The sharp-but-quiet student who skirted around the corners […]