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Jared Yates Sexton

Political correspondent, short story writer, and academic Jared Yates Sexton is a man with a lot to say about the world around him. His debut story collection, An End to All Things (2012), was an ode to small-town desperation. His two subsequent collections, The Hook and the Haymaker (2015) and I Am the Oil in the Engine of the World (2016), are sharp and bitingly observant. His career and audience began to take a new shape when he started covering the presidential election for Atticus Review and when, in June 2016, he attended and live-tweeted a Trump rally in North Carolina that went viral. Within days, he became the subject of praise and ire for exposing the rhetoric at the rally. He poured his thoughts and experiences of the 2016 election into his newest book, The People Are Going To Rise Like The Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage. He is also an assistant professor of creative writing at Georgia Southern University.

"I Told the Truth About a Donald Trump Rally"

"Complacency Will Never Be an Option Again"