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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Donald Ray Pollock

Born in 1954, Donald Ray Pollock grew up in Knockemstiff, Ohio. After dropping out of high school, he worked at a meat processing plant and a shoe factory before hiring on at a paper mill in Chillicothe, Ohio, where he spent the next thirty-two years. He is the author of three books of fiction: Knockemstiff, The Devil All the Time, and The Heavenly Table. He is currently working on another novel.