is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling novel Serena, in addition to three other prizewinning novels, One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, and The World Made Straight; four 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, he teaches at Western Carolina University.
Saturday, October 13
10:00-11:00 am, Legislative Plaza, Room 12
2:30-3:30 pm, Nashville Public Library, Grand Reading Room
Soldier Home: Stories of War and Homecoming
Ron Rash, Ben Fountain
*Note: This session originally included Daniel Woodrell, who regrets he is unable to attend.