Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction

Named for intersections, and for the heart of the matter, this series will publish literary nonfiction by diverse writers working in a variety of modes, including personal and lyric essay, memoir, cultural meditation, and literary journalism. Books are intended for general readers, including writers, teachers of writing, and students, and will be both intelligent and accessible. Engagement with the world, dedication to craft, precision, and playfulness with form and language are valued. As the series develops, it will include non-American writers and experiences.

Edited by John Griswold, the series aims to publish two to four new titles annually. Griswold is an assistant professor in the MFA program at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana. 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.

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Books in this series

Alpine Apprentice
A Memoir
Sarah Gorham

Beneath the Shadow
Legacy and Longing in the Antarctic
Justin Gardiner

Arias, Choruses, Lullabies, Follies, Dirges, and a Duet
Michael Martone

Exploded View
Essays on Fatherhood, with Diagrams
Dustin Parsons

Fire and Stone
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
Priscilla Long

A High Low Tide
The Revival of a Southern Oyster
André Joseph Gallant

Ladies Night at the Dreamland
Sonja Livingston

Learning from Thoreau
Andrew Menard

Let Us Build Us a City
Tracy Daugherty

Lost Wax
Jericho Parms

My Unsentimental Education
A Memoir by Debra Monroe

Pandora’s Garden
Kudzu, Cockroaches, and Other Misfits of Ecology
Clinton Crockett Peters

Series Editor
John Griswold
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Series Editor
Valerie Boyd
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