Chuck Grench

Chuck Grench, photo by Clay FarrChuck Grench, Executive Editor

I acquire books for general readers, scholars, and students of American history. I am especially keen on well written and innovative work in African American studies, the history of borderlands, Cold War history, cultural history, diplomatic, and political history, early American studies, southern history, and the history of the American West. I seek to build and strengthen our list in these areas through acquisitions, commissions, and select distribution partnerships. I also sponsor our highly selective European history and Greek and Roman history lists. I am interested in the history of American craft and have been selectively acquiring works in that area.

I have a B.A. in English from DePauw University and a Master’s degree in creative writing from Boston University. I joined the Press staff in 2000, after twenty-five years at Yale University Press.


I also serve as editorial liaison to the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia.


Phone: 919-962-0481

Chuck is assisted by Dylan White.