Rilla Askew

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Rilla Askew is a fifth-generation Oklahoman. Her books include The Mercy Seat, Fire in Beulah, and Harpsong. The recipient of a 2009 Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, she divides her time between Oklahoma, where she teaches at the University of Oklahoma, and her home in upstate New York.

  • New York. Ecco / HarperCollins. 2013. ISBN 9780062198792 Rilla Askew’s fourth novel is a brilliant evocation of Heraclitus’s axiom that character is fate—an ironic evocation she both confirms and turn...
  •  July 2009 WLT When I Google my name online and click on result seventy-two, say—way down past the sites featuring remaindered copies of my books for as little as one penny plus shipping and...

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