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Aug182010

DeFrain, Darren

Darren DeFrain is the Director of the Writing Program at Wichita State University where he teaches as an Associate Professor English in their MFA Program. His cult novel, The Salt Palace, was widely lauded and included on several Best of Year lists. His new collection of short fiction, Inside & Out, has received excellent reviews from The Kansas City Star, Salt Lake Magazine, and elsewhere.

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