Ronald M. Gauthier



Ronald M. Gauthier is the co-author of Killing Time: an 18 Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom that won the Innocence Project Media Award and the Indie Award for Best Fiction. His short story, Modern Black Boy, a finalist in theGlimmer Train Short Story Contest,was published in the March 2013 issue of The Long Story. His collection of short stories, Storm Winds: The Aftermath, was a finalist in the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Contest.




10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
State Capitol Building, Senate Committee Room E
Short Stories: Thematic Collections

Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


The Wright Choices

The legacy of Richard Wright is little known. Born of personal experience, his works threw a harsh light on the continued struggles of African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century. Almost completely self-educated, he was a writer, thinker, and activist whose passion for the plight of his people never waned. His works continue to influence young minds to this day.The stories in this collection are linked by Wright and his life, sometimes directly, sometimes only in passing. They are tales of the ongoing struggle, and Wright's existence in one way or another touches modern lives in ways they may not even recognise.From a group escaping the ravages of Hurricane Katrina to an ordinary man trying to win the heart of a woman, Richard Wright has a bearing on every life described in these pages.


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