Jonathan Grant is the author of the novels Brambleman and Chain Gang Elementary, and the co-author and editor of his late father’s monumental history, 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.
Grant, formerly of Peach County, grew up on a farm and graduated from the University of Georgia. After working as a journalist for several years, including a stint as State News Editor at The Macon Telegraph, he was became the Georgia Public Service Commission’s first Public Information Officer. After being a stay-at-home Dad, he serving as a PTA president, and coaching soccer. Active in politics as a Will Rogers Democrat. He lives in Atlanta with his wife.