Lucas Church, Senior Editor
I acquire books in several different academic areas, including Appalachian Studies, literary studies, sociology and social science, and the history of medicine. In my trade acquisitions—books aimed at a general readership—I look for books that show and tell the stories behind the art, music, literature, and architecture of North Carolina and the South in new and exciting ways. I also acquire in creative non-fiction, where I focus on well-rendered essays and long-form journalism about place and race that look at local, national, and global issues.
I received my BA in English from Appalachian State University and my MFA in creative writing, concentrating in fiction, from North Carolina State University.
- Black Food Justice (Ashanté Reese and Hanna Garth, editors)
- Great Circle books (Kiese Laymon and Marie Mutsuki Mockett, editors)
- Rural Studies (Conner Bailey and Jennifer Sherman, editors)