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 is the author of the popular debut novel ZOMBIE: A NOVEL (Soho Press) and a contributing author to the murder-mystery anthology WHO DONE IT? (Soho Teen), benefiting the nonprofit organization 826NYC. His short fiction has appeared in numerous journals, including Sou’wester, JMWW, The Collagist, Literary Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal and The Nervous Breakdown. His short story “Sauce” won the 2012 Short Story Contest held by The Coachella Review. He received a BA in English Literature from Ithaca College and an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College. He taught creative writing at the Gotham Writers’ Workshop in New York City and currently teaches professional writing at the University of Maryland at College Park. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, the writer Kate Angelella.
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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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