Ron Rash

Children's Field Trip Day| Friday, May 15, 9:30 - 11:00
The Shark's Tooth | Saturday, May 16, 10:40 - 11:30, Richland C
Understanding Ron Rash | Saturday, May 16, 2:10 - 3:00, Richland A & B
Genre(s) Anthology Short Fiction

Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Finalist and New York Times bestselling novel Serena, in addition to four other prizewinning novels, including One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight; four collections of poems; and five 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, he teaches at Western Carolina University.

Book Title: Something Rich and Strange

Blending historical and contemporary settings in a patchwork of suspense and myth, Rash brilliantly illuminates the tensions between the traditional and the modern, tenderness and violence, and man and nature. Filled with suspense, hope, and heartbreak, and told in language that flows like “shimmering, liquid poetry” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Something Rich and Strange is an iconic work from an American literary virtuoso.