Two St. Andrews Grads Recently Published
St. Andrews Presbyterian College alumni Jack N. Lawson and Nancy A. Henry have recently published books to add to their resumes.
Lawson, a member of the class of 1974, has published his first novel, "Doing Time." Henry added to her published poetry with a collection under the title "SARX."
"Doing Time" is set in Appalachia from the late 1950s to mid 1970s and follows the life of an unlucky young woman who has landed herself in prison. It is filled with a taste of rural life and is a poignant story of the human spirit's ability to overcome. >
Lawson won the St. Andrews Presbyterian College Distinguished Alumni Award in 1995. His previous publications have focused on his specialty of the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East. He worked as a minister, prison chaplain, Hebrew Bible lecturer, community development worker and training officer. The Winston-Salem native currently resides in England.
Henry, who graduated in 1982, received the 2009 Ethel N. Fortner Writer and Community Award from St. Andrews.
She is a child advocacy attorney and college professor living in Westbrook, Maine. She has also served as the assistant attorney general of Maine.
Five times nominated for the Pushcart Prize, her poems have been featured on The Writer's Almanac by Garrison Keillor and have appeared in many small press publications worldwide.
She has four previously published chapbooks.
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