The Risen

First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary presented by AJC

Saturday, 11:15-12:00

From the bestselling author of Serena comes The Risen, a suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summer – and the secrets that surface decades later.

Presenters

Ron Rash

Ron Rash is the author of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Finalist and New York Times bestselling novel Serena, in addition to five other novels, including One Foot in Eden, Saints at the River, The World Made Straight, and Above the Waterfall; five collections of poems; and six collections of stories, among them Burning Bright, which won the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, Chemistry and Other Stories, which was a finalist for the 2007 PEN/Faulkner Award, and, most recently, Something Rich and Strange. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, he teaches at Western Carolina University.

Interviewer

Teresa Weaver

Teresa K. Weaver, former book editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Atlanta magazine, is a development writer at CARE USA. A longtime member of the board of the National Book Critics Circle, she serves on the advisory council of the Georgia Center for the Book.