A collection of media interviews with Ron Rash, Western Carolina University’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Cultural Studies and an acclaimed author, has been published by the University Press of Mississippi as part of its Literary Conversation Series.
Novels written by a Western Carolina University professor and by his former student are among the 147 titles in the running for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, widely acknowledged as one of the top – and most lucrative – honors in the publishing world.
Ron Rash, WCU’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture, was recently announced as a semifinalist for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, which is presented annually by the Western North Carolina Historical Association.
Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author and Western Carolina University’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture, has a new novel out.
Western Carolina University faculty member and writer Ron Rash is putting the final touches on his new novel even as he is honored for the contributions he has made to Southern literature through his previous novels, short stories and poems.
Ron Rash, the Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture at Western Carolina University, will celebrate the release in paperback of “Burning Bright,” a collection of his short stories, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13.
Western Carolina University faculty member Ron Rash had to travel all the way to Ireland to pick up one of the world’s top literary prizes, the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, but he won’t have to venture nearly as far as the guest of honor for his alma mater’s upcoming Ron Rash Festival. The event includes the Rash Rush 5-K race in honor of Rash’s participation in track when he was a student. STORY FEATURES RASH’S FIRST PUBLISHED POEM
While negotiations continue in Hollywood for a big screen version of his most successful novel, Western Carolina University faculty member Ron Rash is collecting rave reviews in the United States and abroad for his most recent book, “Burning Bright.”
Ron Rash, the Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture at Western Carolina University, is recipient of the 2009 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction for his fourth novel, “Serena.”