Lamar York

Lamar York retired from the English Department of Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta, formerly known as DeKalb College. Although a life-long student of the South, he has deep interest in English literature and pre-Columbian Mexico. He also holds two degrees in English from Florida State University and follows issues in American higher education.


From its inception in 1980, he edited until 1997 The Chattahoochee Review, one of the South's leading literary journals. Each year the journal  honors Lamar by awarding the "Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction" for the best story and essay, 

Although his teaching career was mostly in Atlanta, he happily remembers his first thirty years in Oxford and Tallahassee.  A seventh-generation Floridian, he truly embraces a Southerner's sense of place. Lamar has traveled widely, with England and Mexico among his favorite destinations.  


For more information or to schedule an interview with Lamar, please contact: Bradford Taylor at 919-604-1348 or 

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