Senior Sponsoring Editor, University of California Press
Blake Edgar studied science journalism and had a career as a magazine editor and writer before joining the University of California Press in 2000. As senior sponsoring editor, Blake acquires and publishes general interest and scholarly books about biology, archaeology, and wine. He has revived and expanded the wine publishing program at UC Press to critical acclaim and awards from the James Beard Foundation, International Association of Culinary Professionals, and other organizations. Among the wine writers he has published are Stephen Brook, Clive Coates, Tyler Colman, Evan Goldstein, Jamie Goode, Randall Grahm, Paul Gregutt, James Halliday, Steve Heimoff and Hugh Johnson.