Donald Ray Pollock

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Donald Ray Pollock


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January 01, 1954

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Donald Ray Pollock was born in 1954 and grew up in southern Ohio, in a holler named Knockemstiff. He dropped out of high school at seventeen to work in a meatpacking plant, and then spent thirty-two years employed in a paper mill in Chillicothe, Ohio. He graduated from the MFA program at Ohio State University in 2009, and still lives in Chillicothe with his wife, Patsy. His first book, Knockemstiff, won the 2009 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Third Coast, The Journal, Sou’wester, Chiron Review, River Styx, Boulevard, Folio, Granta, NYTBR, Washington Square, and The Berkeley Fiction Review. The Devil All the Time is his first novel.

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Average rating: 4.05 · 18,061 ratings · 2,761 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
The Devil All the Time

4.09 avg rating — 10,666 ratings — published 2011 — 35 editions
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Knockemstiff

3.96 avg rating — 5,645 ratings — published 2008 — 24 editions
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The Heavenly Table

4.09 avg rating — 1,707 ratings — published 2016 — 20 editions
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Hair's Fate / Knockemstiff

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Blessed / The Fights

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Mindig az Ördöggel

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Dynamite Hole / Real Life

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Fish Sticks / Rainy Sunday

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Holler / I Start Over

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“I'm beginning to believe that anything I do to extend my life is just going to be outweighed by the agony of living it.”
Donald Ray Pollock, Knockemstiff

“Some people were born just so they could be buried.”
Donald Ray Pollock, The Devil All the Time

“A lot of people get the wrong impression, think there's something romantic or tragic about hitting bottom.”
Donald Ray Pollock, Knockemstiff

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