Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction
Series Editor

John Griswold
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Valerie Boyd
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To inquire about publishing
in the series, please contact:

Beth Snead
Acquisitions Editor
University of Georgia Press
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Dan Gunn

Pam Houston

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Dinty W. Moore

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Patricia Smith

Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction

Named for intersections, and for the heart of the matter, Crux publishes literary nonfiction by diverse writers working in a variety of modes, including personal and lyric essay, memoir, cultural meditation, and literary journalism. Both intelligent and accessible, its books are intended for general readers, including writers, teachers of writing, and students. The series particularly values engagement with the world, dedication to craft, precision, and playfulness with form and language.




John Griswold is a staff writer at the Common Reader, a publication of Washington University. He is the author of A Democracy of Ghosts; Herrin: The Brief History of an Infamous American City; and Pirates You Don’t Know, and Other Adventures in the Examined Life: Collected Essays (Georgia). He has written extensively (as Oronte Churm) at Inside Higher Ed and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Valerie Boyd is the Charlayne Hunter-Gault Distinguished Writer-in Residence and an associate professor at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, where she directs the low-residency MFA Program in Narrative Nonfiction. She is the author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston—winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award—and editor of the forthcoming Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker.

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