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Ron Rash  

Best-Selling Author

Ron Rash is a poet, short story writer, and novelist who has authored such prize-winning works as The Cove, Serena, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight. He has also 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 the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, Rash focuses his writing on the lives of people in rural settings and has been commended for creating "memorable voices and a host of unforgettable images." His themes of everyday Southern life and the losses experienced by its people resonate with readers and critics alike.

He currently teaches at Western Carolina University.

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