Ron Rash

Ron Rash is the author of the novel Serena, a 2009 PEN/Faulkner Finalist and New York Times bestselling novel, and four other novels, The Cove, One Foot in Eden, Saints at The River, and The World Made Straight. He has published three collections of poems and four collections of stories, among them Burning Bright, which won the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and Chemistry and Other Stories, which was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award. Twice a recipient of the O. Henry Prize, he teaches at Western Carolina University.

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