Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction
Series Editor

Nicole Walker
Series General Editor
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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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Kiese Laymon
Paisley Rekdal
Lia Purpura
Steve Fellner
Wendy S. Walters
Elissa Washuta

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.

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Nicole Walker is the author of Processed Meats: Essays on Food, Flesh and Navigating Disaster, Sustainability: A Love Story, and the collaborative collection The After-Normal: Brief, Alphabetical Essays on a Changing Planet. She has previously published the books Where the Tiny Things AreEggMicrograms, Quench Your Thirst with Salt, and This Noisy Egg. She edited for Bloomsbury the essay collections Science of Story with Sean Prentiss and Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction with Margot Singer. She is the co-president of NonfictioNOW and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award and a noted author in Best American Essays. Her work has been most recently published in the New York TimesLongreads, and Ploughshares, among other places. She teaches at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ.