Brambleman gets notice in UGA Alumni blog

If you haven’t seen this, it’s news to you. Go Dawgs!

From the UGA Alumni Blog:

Alumnus earns award for thriller based on Forsyth County

Congratulations to Jonathan Grant (AB ’76) who recently received the Gold Benjamin Franklin Award for popular fiction from the Independent Book Publishers Association. His book, Brambleman, was honored for its excellence in editorial and design. The Benjamin Franklin Awards are considered one of the the highest national honors for small presses and independent publishers.

Brambleman is the story of an Atlanta writer, Charlie Sherman, who is tasked with finishing a dead professor’s book about the mob-driven expulsion of nearly 1,000 African Americans from Forsyth County, Georgia, in 1912. The story takes a wild turn when Charlie thinks he has been chosen by a higher power to right the wrongs of others.

Grant’s inspiration for Brambleman came from his time completing and editing his father’s book The Way It Was in the South: The Black Experience in Georgia. The Way It Was in the Southwas honored as an Editor’s Choice by American Heritage magazine and named Georgia’s nonfiction “Book of the Year.”

Grant’s next book, Party to a Crime, is set to be released later this year – don’t forget to let us know when it’s out, Jonathan, and we’ll add it to our Alumni Authors Web page. Congratulations on this great honor and keep up the great writing!


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