Jeremy B. Jones is the author of Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland, which won the 2014 Appalachian Book of the Year in nonfiction and was awarded gold in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Awards in memoir. His essays have been named Notable in Best American Essays and published in Oxford American, The Iowa Review, and Brevity, among others. Jeremy earned his MFA from the University of Iowa and is an associate professor of English at Western Carolina University, in his native North Carolina. He also serves as the series co-editor for In Place: a literary nonfiction book series from Vandalia Press, the creative imprint of WVU Press.
He will be discussing Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy as well as signing Bearwallow.