Family and Place in the Writings of Ron Rash

May 8, 2017

Ron Rash
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Internationally renowned author and poet Ron Rash recently donated his personal archive to the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library and the University of South Carolina. Born in Chester, SC, Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestseller Serena and Above the Waterfall.

Rash is joined by his brother Tom Rash and his sister Kathy Rash Brewer in conversation about the influence of family and place on his life and work.

In addition to four prize-winning novels, including The Cove, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight, Rash has published four collections of poems and six collections of stories. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, he teaches at Western Carolina University.

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