Jonathan Grant is the author of the novels Brambleman (winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for popular fiction) and Chain Gang Elementary. He is also the co-author and editor of The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia (UGA Press, 2001), named the state’s nonfiction “Book of the Year” and Editors Choice at American Heritage magazine. He is currently at work on The Unhappy History of Higgston, Missouri, the sad tale of a drone strike on a small town.
Grant, formerly of Peach County, Georgia, grew up on a farm and graduated from the University of Georgia. After several years in years in journalism, including a stint as State News Editor at The Macon Telepgraph, Grant served as the Georgia Public Service Commission's first Public Information Officer (1982-1987). He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Judy.
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