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Ron Rash is the guest. He’s the author of the bestselling novel Serena, which is now being made into a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence, and his latest novel, The Cove, was published this past spring by Ecco.
The Cove was the April 2012 selection for the TNB Book Club, the official book club of The Nervous Breakdown. For only $9.95 a month, you can get a brand new book delivered to your door every 30 days. All books featured in the club are selected by Jonathan Evison and myself; and all book club authors are interviewed on this program. It’s an amazing deal, people. To sign up, just click right here.
Great to have Ron on the program. His new book is generating all kinds of buzz.
Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls, raves:
Ron Rash is a writer of both the darkly beautiful and the sadly true; his new novel, The Cove, solidifies his reputation as one of our very finest novelists.
And Colum McCann says:
Set during World War One, The Cove is a novel that speaks intimately to today’s politics. Beautifully written, tough, raw, uncompromising, entirely new. Ron Rash is a writer’s writer who writes for others.
Topics of conversation include: The South, Southern writers, Southern culture, William Faulkner, Flanner O’Connor, underestimation, Appalachia, Appalachian Studies, North Carolina, the woods, farm life, interiority, introversion, The Cat in the Hat, illiteracy, violence, murder, Katherine Anne Porter, running, obsessiveness, injury, discipline, intuition, images, success, confidence, film, Susanne Bier, Winter’s Bone, the future, plans, aging, LA, and book tour.
Monologue topics: feeling stretched, hyper-communication, The Beautiful Anthology.
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