Final River Reading at Augustana College for 2012-2013 Year Print
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Written by Emily Timmons   
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 09:53

Rock Island, IL/April 23, 2013 – Augustana College closes its 2012-2013 River Readings series this Thursday, April 25 with fiction writer Donald Ray Pollock. The event will be held at7 p.m. in Wallenberg Hall inside Denkmann Hall (3520 7th Ave). Every reading is open to the public and the campus community alike.

Donald Ray Pollock found fiction writing late in life, spending thirty-two years employed in a paper mill before enrolling in Ohio State University’s MFA program at age 50.  After graduating in 2009, Anchor Books published Pollock’s first book, Knockemstiff, which won the 2009 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship.  His work has appeared in The New York TimesThird CoastChiron ReviewBoulevardWashington Square, and the Berkeley Fiction Review, to name a few.  Pollock’s second book, The Devil All the Time (Doubleday, 2011) has been listed by Publisher’s Weekly as one of the top ten books of the year and was released last summer to rave reviews.

The River Readings at Augustana is an annual literary reading series featuring authors from around the country and beyond, working in a variety of genres.

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