Kent Wascom


Kent Wascom is the author of The New Inheritors, Secessia, and The Blood of Heaven. The Blood of Heaven was named a best book of the year by the Washington Post and NPR. Wascom was awarded the 2012 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Prize for Fiction and selected as one of Gambit’s 40 Under 40. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where he directs the Creative Writing program at Old Dominion University.


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