Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Upcoming Events

Here are some upcoming events featuring UGA Press authors:

Thursday, February 28
- Minrose Gwin, REMEMBERING MEDGAR EVERS: A talk and signing at 3:30pm.
Bull's Head (UNC). 207 South Road,  CB# 1530, Daniels Bldg, Chapel Hill,  NC  27599.

Tuesday, March 5
- Paul M. Pressly, ON THE RIM OF THE CARIBBEAN: A talk and signing at 7:00pm.
Jimmy Carter Library, 441 Freedom Pkwy  Atlanta, GA 30307. (Sponsored by the Jimmy Carter Library and the Ossabaw Island Education Alliance.)

Wednesday, March 6
- Joshua Rothman, FLUSH TIMES AND FEVER DREAMS: A reading and signing at 5:00pm.
Square Books, 160 Courthouse Square Oxford, MS 38655.

- Marjorie Spruill for SOUTH CAROLINA WOMEN (Vol. 1-3): A talk at the 10th Annual Pickens-Salley Symposium on Southern Women at 7:00pm.
Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway, Aiken SC 29801.

Friday, March 8
- Dorinda Dallmeyer for ALTAMAHA: A talk at 5:00-8:30pm.
State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, 2450 S Milledge Ave  Athens, GA 30605. (This is part of their annual Friends of the Garden meeting, but you do not need to be a member of Friends to attend. The $20 ticket includes a reception in the Garden's Visitor Center & Conservatory before Dallmeyer's presentation on the Altamaha River. Please RSVP by March 1.)

 Monday, March 11
- Leslie Edwards, Jonathan Ambrose and L. Katherine Kirkman for NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF GEORGIA: A talk and signing at 7:15pm. Georgia Center for the Book at DeKalb County Public Library  215 Sycamore Street Decatur, Georgia 30030.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Short Takes

Quentin Tarantino recently won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Django Unchained. Historian Adam Rothman addresses the question of historical accuracy/inaccuracy in the movie in a recent article for the Daily Beast. He uses Joshua D. Rothman's FLUSH TIMES AND FEVER DREAMS to show that "Mississippi was even more violent and bizarre in that period" than a Quentin Tarantino movie.

The Daily Mail also draws comparisons between Django Unchained and FLUSH TIMES AND FEVER DREAMS by recounting the story of Virgil Stewart, which Joshua D. Rothman uses to open his book.

Loran Smith profiles the Altamaha River in the Albany Herald and recommends our book, ALTAMAHA. "There is a book written about the Altamaha which allows for enlightenment to those who don’t live near the river-those who don’t have a vested interest in the Altamaha. The book, published by the University of Georgia Press-THE ALTAMAHA: A RIVER AND ITS KEEPER, by Dorinda Dallmeyer and Janisse Ray-includes over 200 photographs by James Holland, former Altamaha river keeper."

The front page of the February 23 edition of the Athens Banner-Herald focuses on the new NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF GEORGIA book. The photographs by Hugh and Carol Nourse are highlighted as well as the research that took more than a decade to complete.
"NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF GEORGIA began as an update of the ground-breaking 1978 book NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS OF GEORGIA by the late Charles Wharton. But the new book goes far beyond Wharton’s work, explaining the geological and ecological processes that created the dozens of distinct natural communities in Georgia, one of the most biologically diverse states in the nation."
THE FAITHS OF THE POSTWAR PRESIDENTS author David L. Holmes was on "HearSay With Cathy Lewis" on Monday, February 18 as part of a President's Day program. Listen to the interview here. (David Holmes appear about halfway through the program.)

Wake Forest Magazine features an excerpt from Michele Gillespie's KATHARINE AND R. J. REYNOLDS.

Both Alison Hope Alkon's BLACK, WHITE, AND GREEN and Jay Watson's READING FOR THE BODY were reviewed in the Winter 2013 issue of the Southern Register.
  • "Though her fieldwork is confined to the Bay Area, Alkon's findings can and should be heeded by farmers markets and related 'food justice' programs across the nation, including the South."
  • "[READING FOR THE BODY] is certainly one of the most important books in Southern studies to appear in recent years."

"[PANAMA AND THE UNITED STATES] is far from a dry chronicle of treaties. . . . For the American reader especially, Conniff's account of the end of the alliance offers a good approach to learn about Panama today."—American Diplomacy

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Short Takes

Congratulations to Frank X Walker, author of the forthcoming TURN ME LOOSE: THE UNGHOSTING OF MEDGAR EVERS! He has been named Kentucky's first African-American poet laureate. His book, TURN ME LOOSE, is a collection of poetry that speaks out on the life and loss of the major civil rights leader, Medgar Evers. 2013 is the 50th anniversary of his death. The book will be available in May.

“Marc Sommers’ account of the plight of Rwanda’s poor youth majority is in many respects a commandingly authoritative portrait of a looming calamity which contrasts sharply with other accounts of the dynamism and resourcefulness of African youth. . . . STUCK is certainly an incisive and sophisticated account of the Rwandan state and policy environment.”—Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Flagpole Magazine features THE NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF GEORGIA on the Culture Briefs blog.

"THE NASHVILLE WAY . . . fills a gap in civil rights and southern historiography. It should be of interest to anyone interested in the history of Nashville and the African American struggle for racial justice during the movement for civil rights."—The Courier

THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE REDNECK RIVIERA author, Harvey H. Jackson III, was recently interviewed on Fox 6 WBRC. Answering questions about the "redneck riviera" and his book, Jackson gives reporter Fred Hunter a brief history and tour of that stretch of beach.
The video is also available for viewing here. A supplemental gallery of photos is here.

"Jackson incisively analyses social change in beachfront communities, including the question of who claims the beach and how. While Jackson is clearly passionate about the Gulf Coast, where he maintains a 1950s beach cottage his grandmother purchases, THE RISE AND DECLINE OF THE REDNECK RIVIERA melds years of research with measured personal observations, deftly parsing the known and the assumed to create an intricate tapestry. Jackson's work would be an important contribution if it was only a case study of coastal tourism, but it is so much more."Journal of Tourism History 

Tampa Bay Times features EAT DRINK DELTA in a recent article on tamales. The food and travel editor even recommends the two-page tamale recipe found in the book.

"What makes these stories stand out is the depth and range of Levy's perspective. Throughout LOVE, IN THEORY, her voice is convincing, her sentences pithy, poignant, and humorous in rendering her characters' struggles. . . . Levy's characters suffer in love but not in vain, for they marvel at the uncertainties and paradoxes of modern love and invite us to do so with them."Iowa Review 

Monday, February 18, 2013


LIFE ON THE BRINK, edited by Philip Cafaro and Eilleen Crist, contains essays that examine hard issues regarding contraception, abortion,immigration, and limits to growth that many environmentalists have become too timid or politically correct to address. 

In a few recent and upcoming radio interviews, the editors and contributors of LIFE ON THE BRINK talk in depth about the controversial population issues that the book raises. Tune in or listen online.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
"Ecotopia" KZFR 90.1
Stephen and Susan Tchudi, hosts of "Ecotopia," interview Don Weeden, contributor to LIFE ON THE BRINK. Find it in the archives here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013
"Rude Awakening" Ocean 98.1 WOCM-FM
Bulldog and Coach, hosts of this morning drivetime show, interview Leon Kolankiewicz, contributor to LIFE ON THE BRINK. Listen online here.

Friday, February 15, 2013
"Morning Show with Hal" KRXA 540 AM
Hal Ginsberg interviews Leon Kolankiewicz. Find the show archives here.

Coming Up

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
7:00 a.m. MT
"9 O'Clock Show with Bill Newman" WHMP-AM
Bill Newman, an attorney for the ACLU during the day, interviews Philip Cafaro.

12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
"The Jefferson Exchange" on Jefferson Public Radio
Geoffrey Riley interviews Philip Cafaro and Charmayne Palomba.

Friday, March 1, 2013
10:00-11:00 a.m. MT
"Go Green Radio" on
Jill Buck, host and producer, interviews Philip Cafaro for "Go Green Radio," a popular radio podcast show.

Saturday, March 9, 2013
1:00 p.m. ET
"Second Saturday Magazine" WPKN-FM
Bob Johnson interviews Philip Cafaro and discusses the book ENERGY: OVERDEVELOPMENT AND THE DELUSION OF ENDLESS GROWTH with Richard Heinberg.

Monday, March 11, 2012
1:15-2:00 p.m. ET
"Locus Focus" KBOO-FM
Barbara Berstein interviews Leon Kolankiewicz on "Locus Focus," an environmental talk show.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
2:00 p.m. ET
"Vibrantly Green with Diane Brandon" on Blog Talk Radio
Diane Brandon interviews Philip Cafaro on Blog Talk Radio, available by podcast.

Friday, February 15, 2013

University of Georgia Press Celebrates Anniversary with Local, Regional, and National Events

The University of Georgia Press marks its 75th anniversary this year.

During the yearlong celebration, the press will be participating in a variety of events, including the Decatur Book Festival, Georgia Literary Festival, Savannah Book Festival, and the Spotlight on the Arts at UGA festival. The press will also host receptions at the American Association of Geographers conference in Los Angeles, the Organization of American Historians conference in San Francisco, and the Southern Historical Association conference in St. Louis.

A reception at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs will jointly celebrate the 75th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. The press publishes the winning collections each year. A display of all of the Flannery O’Connor Award winners will be available for viewing on the third floor of the main library on April 18.

In addition to the book display, the press will hold an open house the same day. The event is free and open to the public.

Other campus activities include the highly anticipated Dirty Book Sale and a display in the main library’s lobby, which will be available for viewing throughout April. The Dirty Book Sale will be held in the fall and is an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and members of the community to purchase slightly damaged books at a significantly reduced rate.

More details and other events will be announced as they become finalized.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction Celebrates 30 years of Literary Excellence

The Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The University of Georgia Press publishes the winning collections each year. All of the collections are currently in print and most are available in either paperback or ebook editions.

The award was established to encourage gifted young writers by bringing their work to the attention of readers and reviewers. The first prize-winning books, EVENING OUT by David Walton and FROM THE BOTTOM UP by Leigh Allison Wilson, were published in 1983 to critical acclaim. The award has since become an important proving ground for new writers and a showcase for the talent and promise that have helped sustain interest in the short story form. Some of the most recognized names in short fiction today are Flannery O’Connor Award winners, including Mary Hood, Molly Giles, Antonya Nelson, Wendy Brenner, Ha Jin, and Gina Ochsner.

Award winners are selected through an annual competition that attracts as many as 450 manuscripts. The late Charles East, one-time editor-in-chief of the University of Georgia Press and an author of two story collections, was the first series editor. The current series editor, Nancy Zafris, is the former fiction editor for the Kenyon Review and a Flannery O’Connor Award winner for her first collection, THE PEOPLE I KNOW.  This year’s competition will begin April 1. Electronic submissions will be accepted until May 31, and the winners will be announced this fall.

In March, two anthologies that span the history of the award will be available exclusively as ebooks. STORIES FROM THE FLANNERY O'CONNOR AWARD: A 30TH ANNIVERSARY: THE RECENT YEARS is edited by Nancy Zafris and includes selections from volumes published in the past fifteen years (1998-2012). STORIES FROM THE FLANNERY O'CONNOR AWARD: A 30TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY: THE EARLY YEARS is edited by Charles East and covers the first fifteen years (1983-1997).

The press will also be celebrating the anniversary with events around the country, including the Georgia Literary Festival.

A panel at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference will feature past winners E. J. Levy, Lori Ostlund, Bill Roorbach, Amina Gautier, and Jessica Treadway and will be moderated by Nancy Zafris. Following the panel will be a reception that will jointly celebrate the 30th anniversary and the 75th anniversary of the press. The conference will be held in Boston this March.

Throughout March, the press blog will feature posts by past winners and press interns, as well as other announcements and fun facts about the award, in “30 Days of the Flannery O’Connor Award.”

There will be at least two opportunities on the UGA campus for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to learn more about the competition and its winners. Display cases in the lobby of the main library currently showcase some of the winning collections and information about the anniversary. The display will be available throughout February. During an open house on April 18, the press will exhibit all of the books that received the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.  The open house will be at the press offices on the third floor of the main library.
Photo credit: Jackie Baxter Roberts

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Black History Month Picks

Be sure to check out these Press titles to help commemorate Black History Month: 

Fall '12 and Spring '13 titles: 
By Frank X Walker

Having labored in the world of the arts and in particular in the vineyards of poetry over the last fifty years, I am seldom surprised, moved or excited about the many voices-new and experienced-who occupy our rather fragile and inclusive world. Frank X Walker is an exception. His unusually perceptive and original voice commands a seat at the table. That which separates most poets is their use of language and their ability to creatively keep us reading and listening to their concept of the world we all love, live, and fight in. Read this poet."
—Haki R. Madhubuti, author of Honoring Genius: Gwendolyn Brooks—The Narrative of Craft, Art, Kindness, and Justice

By Minrose Gwin
"This is a book that should be widely read, shared with others, and placed in a spot of honor in every library. It tells important and all too often forgotten stories of the times with clarity and passion. It is a treasure."
—Myrlie Evers-Williams

Edited by Harriet Pollack
"The jury is no longer out. After decades of scholarly debate about where Eudora Welty stands on race, the twelve contributors to this superb collection have finally settled the matter. By focusing on Welty's oblique style and technical intricacy, they convincingly illuminate how race, the color line, and white blindness function in her photography and her fiction."
—Suzanne W. Jones, author of Race Mixing: Southern Fiction since the Sixties

By Alison Hope Alkon

By Benjamin Houston

By Erica L. Ball

By Joshua D. Rothman

Select backlist:

By Devin Fergus

By Mark Auslander

By  Paul Harvey

By Anne Emanuel

By Eva Sheppard Wolf

By Vince Carretta

By Anne J. Bailey

Edited by Vince Carretta and Ty M. Reese

By George Derek Musgrove

By Amina Gautier

Edited by Philip Morgan

Monday, February 11, 2013

Short Takes

David Zierler's INVENTION OF ECOCIDE has been translated into Vietnamese and is now available from Tre Publishing House.

Political Science Quarterly has a positive review of THE FAITHS OF THE POSTWAR PRESIDENTS in its winter issue. "David Holmes. . .makes a meaningful contribution with this timely book, examining the role that religion played in the lives of America's most-recent presidents. . . . Holmes has written a valuable reference for scholars working on a variety of topics relating to both religion and the presidency."

According to Paste Magazine, "[Susan] Puckett applies her charming and serendipitous touch to a region’s food culture." EAT DRINK DELTA "belongs in every Mississippi-bound automobile, right next to the GPS."

On February 21, Puckett will be signing books at Tunica Museum. The event will also include a discussion and last from 5:30-7:00pm. See flyer for more details.

The latest issue of eat. drink. MISSISSIPPI. has a recipe from EAT DRINK DELTA as well as a mention of the book. Be sure to pick up a copy!

"Though Puckett includes plenty of recipes, you don’t have to be a cook (or a Mississippian) to appreciate the beauty of this book, published by the University of Georgia Press. The language is stunning and the photographs—by Langdon Clay—are frame-worthy."--Atlanta Magazine

SALAMANDERS OF THE SOUTHEAST was recently featured in Herpetological Review, which said that authors Mitchell and Gibbons "have presented a perfect circle of argument within the book’s covers: salamanders are in trouble. . . and this is what you can do to help them out of trouble."

Alison Hope Alkon's BLACK, WHITE, AND GREEN was mentioned in Book News. "This text is often ethnographic, drawing from Alkon's lived experience and participant interviews. It challenges the way that visions of ethical consumerism and locavorism lead vendors and consumers alike to disregard inequalities."

Congratulations to our designers! Three of our titles were selected for the 2013 AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show.

Trade Typographic Books (9 winners total in this category)

University of Georgia Press
The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera: An Insider's History of the Florida-Alabama Coast by Harvey H. Jackson III
Designer: Erin Kirk New
Production Coordinator: Kathi Dailey Morgan
Acquiring Editor: Nicole Mitchell
Project Editor: Jon Davies

University of Georgia Press
Companion to an Untold Story by Marcia Aldrich
Designer: Kaelin Chappell Broaddus
Production Coordinator: Kathi Dailey Morgan
Acquiring Editor: Regan Huff
Project Editor: Jon Davies

Jackets (44 winners total in this category)

University of Georgia Press
Love, in Theory: Ten Stories by E. J. Levy
Designer: Kaelin Chappell Broaddus
Production Coordinator: Kathi Dailey Morgan
Art Director: Erin Kirk New

We are planning to host the show again sometime this year. Stay tuned for those dates!

Friday, February 08, 2013

Now Hiring: Internship Opportunities Available

Internship opportunities available at the University of Georgia Press

The University of Georgia Press, the oldest and largest publisher of scholarly and general-interest books within the state, offers a number of unpaid internships for the summer and fall 2013 semester. The Press, which has a staff of 28 publishing professionals, produces 70-90 new books a year and is located in the Main Library at the University of Georgia.

These positions allow students who are interested in a career in book publishing to learn about scholarly and trade book publishing and to gain valuable on-the-job experience.


The acquisitions department at the University of Georgia Press seeks interns. Interns work 8-10 hours per week. Interns will have the opportunity to learn the basics of scholarly book publishing as they provide ongoing support for proposed book projects moving through the review process. Interns are also encouraged to attend in-house meetings with staff. Candidates must be capable of writing clear, professional correspondence and of juggling and prioritizing multiple assignments.

Tasks will vary, but may include such things as the following:
--drafting and sending letters to prospective authors, reviewers, and blurbers
--preparing and shipping manuscripts to reviewers
--maintaining project information in the Press database
--helping with image and permissions inventories
--preparing manuscripts and accompanying materials for transmittal to editorial
--drafting and sending decline letters
--completing small research assignments

To apply, send résumé and cover letter by March 15 to Sydney DuPre


The manuscript editorial department at the University of Georgia Press seeks interns for approximately 10 hours per week.

The interns in manuscript editorial will learn the basics about the editorial process as texts accepted for publication move from manuscript to bound book. How do project editors coordinate the work of freelance copy editors and authors to provide a final manuscript to production? What is The Chicago Manual of Style and how do editors use it? What are design elements? How do editors track art, permissions, and other materials on a given project?

Tasks will vary, but the interns will aid the department with such things as the following:
--editing indexes
--preparing art inventories
--preparing disks for copyediting
--coding manuscripts for design
--proofreading texts

The candidate must be a full-time student at UGA and should have a minimum 3.00 GPA; a working knowledge of Microsoft Word; a thorough understanding of grammar, spelling, and punctuation; an ability to attend to detail; and an interest in publishing. A proofreading test will be required.

If interested, send résumé and cover letter by March 15 to John Joerschke.


The marketing department at the University of Georgia Press seeks interns. Interns work 10-15 hours per week. There are opportunities for interns to work in publicity and web marketing. Experience from these internships can translate well to marketing jobs in other art and entertainment industries. Students may be eligible for credit if they apply early enough and go through the right channels. Amanda E. Sharp (see contact below) can provide details.

Internship details are as follows:

Publicity Intern:
--Will work with the publicity manager to help capture print and online reviews and excerpt key quotes for our database and online sales outlets.
--Will also research niche publicity outlets and carry out specialized publicity mailings for new books, as time and interest allow.

Publishing Data Intern:
--Will help distribute book metadata among the Press’s many trading partners. Metadata includes such elements as a book's title, author, and price. More complex metadata can range from a book’s table of contents to its subject areas. Our trading partners include booksellers (retail and wholesale), libraries, and data collection centers.
--Ideal candidates will be highly organized, detail oriented, and have an interest in databases, cataloging, and online information exchange standards.
--An interest in either a library or publishing career is a plus.

Direct Mail Intern:
--Will work with the direct mail manager on direct mail efforts, primarily targeting course adoptions for scholarly books.
--Work includes building mailing lists, researching niche markets, helping create mailing pieces, and assisting with mailings.
--May help occasionally in writing copy for various campaigns.
--No design skills necessary. Working knowledge of Excel and Emma a plus.

To apply, send résumé and cover letter by March 15 to Amanda E. Sharp.


The design and production department seeks two or three interns. Interns work six to ten hours weekly. Interns will provide support for all aspects of the production process--as copyedited and coded/styled manuscripts evolve into books in many different formats and as previously published titles are processed for reprinting. Interns will also provide some general clerical support for a staff of four publishing professionals. Candidates must have knowledge of or the ability to quickly learn the following programs within a Mac-based platform and workflow: Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Filemaker Pro, and Word. The ability to attend to detail is essential.

Interns will have the opportunity to learn:
--illustration program management, from analysis of reproducibility to prepress preparation
--quality-control measures for different stages of proofs and samples
--how to produce cover mechanicals for reprints
--how to make text corrections for reprints
--strategies for researching and requesting reprint permissions
--how to enter and track essential information in Press-wide database

To apply, please send résumé and cover letter by March 15 to Melissa Buchanan.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Georgia’s ecological diversity explored in new University of Georgia Press book

The University of Georgia Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new book on Georgia’s ecological diversity. THE NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF GEORGIA is an essential reference for ecologists and other scientists, as well as a rich resource for Georgians interested in the region’s natural heritage. This guide makes the case that identifying Georgia’s sixty-six distinctive natural communities and the factors that determine their distribution are central to understanding the state’s ecological diversity and the steps necessary for its conservation.

Each natural community’s description includes: traits that make it interesting and significant; physical factors and ecological processes that determine the distribution and characteristics of each community; typical plant communities; representative or noteworthy animals; and sidebars that discuss particularly interesting features.

THE NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF GEORGIA features more than 400 hundred color photographs that reveal the stunning natural beauty and diversity of the state.

Contributions to the book are from scientists who have managed, researched, and written about Georgia landscapes for decades. Leslie Edwards is a lecturer at Georgia State University. Jonathan Ambrose is an assistant chief in the Nongame Conservation Section, Wildlife Resources Division, of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. L. Katherine Kirkman is a scientist of plant ecology at Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway.

Major support for this project was provided by the AGL Resources Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. In-kind support was provided by the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center at Ichauway and Georgia State University.

Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community will be able to view a display featuring the book in UGA’s main library’s lobby throughout the month of March.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Press News: University of Georgia Press Celebrates 75 Years of Publishing

The University of Georgia Press celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The primary mission of the press has been to support and enhance the University of Georgia’s place as a major research institution by publishing outstanding works of scholarship and literature by scholars and writers throughout the world. The press also has a long history of publishing books about the state and region for general readers. The University of Georgia Press was founded on July 1, 1938 with the publication of Segments of Southern Thought.

“The University of Georgia Press reaches its 75th year having established an international reputation for excellence in scholarly and regional publishing,” said P. Toby Graham, UGA’s deputy university librarian and director of the Digital Library of Georgia. “We are fortunate to have such a vibrant, creative, and distinguished press at UGA.”

Connelly Creek painting with the book,
Photo credit: Jackie Baxter Roberts
In honor of the anniversary, artist Philip Juras has graciously loaned three of his landscape paintings to the press. The paintings, Connelly Creek, Little Tennessee River Valley, and Fork Mountain Trail, will be exhibited through June in the lobby of the press’s offices in UGA’s main library. The press currently distributes his book, Philip Juras: The SouthernFrontier: Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels, which was published by the Telfair Museum of Art in 2011. Juras is a native of Augusta, Ga. and received a BFA and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia. He lives in Athens, Ga.

Founded in 1938, the UGA Press is the largest book publisher in the state. It has been a member of the Association of American University Presses since 1940. With a full-time staff of 24 publishing professionals, the press currently publishes 80-85 new books a year and has more than 1,500 titles in print. It has well-established lists in Atlantic World and American history, American literature, African-American studies, southern studies and environmental studies, as well as a growing presence in the fields of food studies, geography, urban studies, international affairs and security studies.

The press is also a founding partner of the New Georgia Encyclopedia, the state’s award-winning, online only, multimedia reference work on the people, places, events, and institutions of Georgia. The NGE is a project of the Georgia Humanities Council and is published in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia / GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor.

In 2008 the press received the Governor’s Award in the Humanities “for enriching the life of the humanities through a distinguished record of publications, for serving as an important resource to libraries and other community discussion groups, and for building partnerships that contribute to enlightened communities of readers in Georgia and the nation.”