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Video: River Readings series welcomes Donald Pollock

April  26, 2013

Fiction writer Donald Ray Pollock, author of Knockemstiff and The Devil All the Time, visited Augustana on April 25 as part of the River Readings series. Pollock found writing late in life. He spent 32 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 Times, Third Coast, Chiron Review, Boulevard, Washington Square, and the Berkeley Fiction Review, to name a few.

His second book, The Devil All the Time (Doubleday, 2011) has been listed by Publisher's Weekly as one of the top 10 books of the year.