Baker Publishing Group Signs Karen Swallow Prior

Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group, is pleased to announce that they have signed a one-book contract with Karen Swallow Prior. Releasing in early 2018, Prior’s book will model the exercise of virtue through the reading of classic works of literature, works that navigate the universal themes that inform and shape human life in all its moments, both bright and dark.

“We are delighted to be working with Karen, an accomplished professor of English who can also write in a public trade voice,” states Robert N. Hosack, executive editor, Brazos Press. “She’s a welcome addition to our growing list of Brazos authors speaking into issues of faith and culture.”

Karen Swallow Prior, professor of English at Liberty University, earned her PhD and MA at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior received the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013, was named Faculty of the Year by the Multicultural Enrichment Center in 2010, and was the 2003 recipient of the President’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Her books include Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More; Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist and Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me. She is a contributing writer for Christianity Today, The Atlantic, In Touch, and Think Christian. Her writing has also appeared in Comment, Relevant, Books and Culture, Fieldnotes, The Well, and Salvo, and she has spoken at numerous writing conferences.

Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group, fosters the renewal of classical, orthodox Christianity by publishing thoughtful, theologically grounded books on subjects of importance to the church and the world. We serve authors and readers from all major streams of the historic Christian tradition, recognizing that the renewal of Christian orthodoxy transcends many traditional boundary lines and polarities.

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.

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