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.