Ron Rash In Conversation with Colum McCann via Zoom (9/2)
Ron Rash, author of IN THE VALLEY: Stories and a Novella Based on Serena (Doubleday), in conversation with Colum McCann at a virtual event hosted by Powell’s Books (Portland, OR) via Zoom on Wednesday, September 2 at 8:00pm (ET).
A revered presence in the landscape of American letters, Ron Rash is virtuosic novelist, poet, and story writer. IN THE VALLEY’s ten stories spin a haunting allegory of the times we live in–rampant capitalism, the severing of ties to the natural world in the relentless hunt for profit, the destruction of body and soul with pills meant to mute our pain–and yet within this world Rash illuminates acts of extraordinary decency and heroism. This book also includes the return of the villainess who propelled Serena to national acclaim, in a long-awaited novella.
Mr. Rash is the author of the PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling novel Serena, in addition to the critically acclaimed novels The Risen, Above the Waterfall, The Cove, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight; four collections of poems; and six collections of stories, among them Burning Bright, which won the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, Nothing Gold Can Stay, a New York Times bestseller, and Chemistry and Other Stories, which was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize and winner of the 2019 Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature, he is the Parris Distinguished Professor in Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western Carolina University and lives in Clemson, SC.
Colum McCann is the internationally bestselling author of the novels TransAtlantic, Let the Great World Spin, Zoli, Dancer, This Side of Brightness, and Songdogs, as well as three critically acclaimed story collections and the nonfiction book Letters to a Young Writer. His fiction has been published in over forty languages. He has received many international honors, including the National Book Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Pushcart Prize, and an Oscar nomination for his short film Everything in This Country Must.
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