Donald Ray Pollock Wins the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers.

I am utterly pleased to congratulate a penpal of mine, Donald Ray Pollock, author of the killer short story collection Knockemstiff.

Thanks to the fine folks at PEN, Don is the winner of the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers. He gets a wad of cash to help him finish his next book, a novel about a serial killer. And for those of you unaware, Don graduates from his MFA program at OSU at the end of this month, so I guess a double congratulations is in order.

If you haven’t done so yet, go read him.

About J. R. Angelella

J.R. Angelella has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and his award-winning short fiction has appeared in various literary journals. He teaches writing at the University of Maryland, College Park and lives in Baltimore with his wife, the writer, Kate Angelella. For more information, visit his website at www.jrangelella.com or follow him on twitter: @jrangelella.
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2 Responses to Donald Ray Pollock Wins the PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Ross,I can’t wait to read whatever he writes next. What a great read for 2008. Wonder where he will be teaching next year…Also congrats about Word Riot. Good things are happening!Hedy

  2. Thanks, Hedy. I should be up for graduation, so let’s grab a beer and talk about all of the gossip.

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