Fall/Winter 2019


  • Our latest collaboration with the Library of Congress and lead title for fall, Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words is a never-before seen collection of the civil rights icon’s personal writing and photographs. The book features one hundred color and black-and-white photographs from the Parks collection, many appearing in print for the first time, along with ephemera from the long life of a private person in the public eye. The accompanying exhibition opens at the Library of Congress on December 5, 2019.
  • NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT: The Peabody Series in Media History. Television History, the Peabody Archive, and Cultural Memory is the first edited volume devoted to the Peabody Awards Collection, a unique repository of radio and TV programs submitted yearly since 1941 for consideration for the prestigious Peabody Awards.
  • A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia is a field guide and anthology that bridges art and science. This guide is an invitation to get to know Appalachia in the broadest, most poetic sense.
  • SHORT FICTION: Once Removed, the winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, is a collection of stories that reveal the emotional challenges of the lives of women. This fall will also see Rituals to Observe and Spinning Away from the Center, two anthologies of stories from the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.
  • CREATIVE NONFICTION:The latest from Crux: The Georgia Series in Literary Nonfiction, Emily Arnason Casey’s moving essays explore her family’s experiences of love, loss, and addiction in Made Holy. Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World, a memoir anthology, is a collection of narratives from authors with working-class backgrounds that reveals resiliency in tough times. The 2018 winner of the AWP Award for Creative Nonfiction, The Longer We Were There is a memoir of a returning soldier who grapples from the tough questions that surround his war experience.
  • Conquistador’s Wake offers new insights on Native Americans and their interaction with the first Europeans in southern Georgia. Dennis B. Blanton tracks the legacy of Hernando De Soto in the indigenous Southeast, finding clues that place Hernando de Soto in Georgia via a different route than previously thought by historians and archaeologists.
  • NEW IN PAPERBACK: Jim Downs’s classic Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation rewrote the history of gay life in the 1970s. Drawing on a vast trove of untapped records, Downs tells moving, revelatory stories of gay people who stood together to create a sense of community among people who felt alienated from mainstream American life.

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