F232. More and Different: Literary Nonfiction and the University Press

Room 23, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


Series editors from four new book series from university presses will explore the expanding publishing world of literary nonfiction. All launched within the previous three years, their series—Crux, In Place, Machete, and 21st Century Essays—signal a growing audience for and interest in the genre. Panelists will discuss why they started their series, what role they see the series—and university presses—serving in the wider publishing industry, and what they’re looking for in new manuscripts.


Jeremy B. Jones is the author of the memoir Bearwallow. His essays appear in Oxford American, The Iowa Review, Brevity, and elsewhere. He is an associate professor of English at Western Carolina University, and is the series coeditor of In Place, a book series from WVU Press.

David Lazar's books include I'll Be Your Mirror: Essays and Aphorisms, Occasional Desire: Essays, Who's Afraid of Helen of Troy, and After Montaigne. Seven "Notable Essays of the Year" have been listed in Best American Essays. He is the founding editor of Hotel Amerika, a professor at Columbia College Chicago, and a Guggenheim fellow.

Kristen Elias Rowley is editor in chief at The Ohio State University Press where she acquires literary trade, American Studies, and critical race and ethnic studies. She has worked as an editor since 2006, acquiring memoir, nonfiction, fiction, translations, American Studies, and cultural criticism.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside