Trinity University Press of San Antonio, Tex., has launched two new imprints: Tinta Books, which will focus on the culture, history and current affairs of Mexico and Mexican American life, and Terra Firma whose titles will explore the relationship between humans and their physical environment, from nature and wilderness to architecture and urban studies.

Yvette Benavides, a Texas-based professor of creative writing, radio host and journalist, has joined Trinity as editor-at large and will oversee the launch of Tinta Books.

“As a mission-driven organization that has grown considerably over the past ten years, we’re excited to see this evolution in our publishing program and the audiences we serve,” said Tom Payton, publisher and director of the press. “We feel that there is a profound interest in and need for expanded book publishing focused on Mexico, and Trinity is perfectly suited to do that."

Benavides added, "One of our main goals in publishing is to help readers move to a more profound understanding and appreciation of the rest of the world. For us, the connection to Mexico is something we already admire and value. We’re excited about strengthening that connection and our mission to bring works by and about Mexicans and Mexican Americans to more and more readers.”

Trinity University Press celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The press publishes under its general imprint, as well as two additional imprints: Maverick, which offers books about Texas, and ArteKids, which offers bilingual Spanish-English early reader board books. imprints