An Evening with George Singleton and Ron Rash Virtual Event

An Evening with George Singleton and Ron Rash Virtual Event

Monday, Sep 21, 2020 7:00 PM

Atlanta History Center on Zoom

The Atlanta History Center brings two of the best Southern storytellers into your home for a virtual program celebrating the release of George Singleton’s “You Want More: Selected Stories of George Singleton” and Ron Rash’s “In the Valley: Stories and a Novella.”

This event is free and open to the public. Join the event via the link below.

Pre-order George Singleton’s “You Want More” which includes a bookplate signed by the author. Your copy will be available after the event.


Pre-order a signed copy of Ron Rash’s “In the Valley.” Your copy will be available after the event.


About “You Want More”

With his signature darkly acerbic and sharp-witted humor, George Singleton has built a reputation as one of the most astute and wise observers of the South. Now Tom Franklin introduces this master of the form with a compilation of acclaimed and prize-winning short fiction spanning twenty years and eight collections, including stories originally published in outlets like the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Playboy, the Georgia Review, the Southern Review, and many more. These stories bear the influence of Flannery O’Connor and Raymond Carver, at other times Lewis Nordan and Donald Barthelme, and touch on the mysteries of childhood, the complexities of human relationships, and the absurdity of everyday life, with its inexorable defeats and small triumphs.

About “In the Valley”

A long-revered presence in the landscape of American letters, Ron Rash has been called “one of the great American authors at work today” (The New York Times). A two-time PEN/Faulkner finalist, two-time O. Henry Short Story Prize winner, and Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award winner, Rash burst onto the national scene with his 2008 New York Times bestseller "Serena," which earned him comparisons to John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy. Now, the virtuosic novelist, poet, and storywriter offers a collection of ten searing stories with "In The Valley." In these stories, Rash spins a haunting allegory of the times we live in—rampant capitalism, the pillaging of the natural world, the opioid crisis, and more—and yet within this world he illuminates acts of extraordinary decency and heroism. 

About the Authors

George Singleton has published eight collections of stories, two novels, and a book of writing advice. Over 200 of his stories have appeared in magazines such as the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Playboy, the Georgia Review, the Southern Review, the Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Hillsdale Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the Corrington Award for Literary Excellence. He lives in Spartanburg, SC, where he holds the John C. Cobb Chair in Humanities at Wofford College.

Ron Rash is the author of the PEN/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling novel "Serena," in addition to the critically acclaimed novels "The Risen," "One Foot in Eden," "Saints at the River," and "The World Made Straight;" four collections of poems; and six collections of stories, among them "Burning Bright," which won the 2010 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, "Nothing Gold Can Stay," a New York Times bestseller, and "Chemistry and Other Stories," which was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize and winner of the 2019 Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature, he is the Parris Distinguished Professor in Appalachian Cultural Studies at Western Carolina University and lives in Clemson, SC.