He named a best books list for The Week. One title on the list:
Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock (Anchor, $14).Read about the other five books on Palahniuk's list.
Every decade, we get a stunning collection of dynamic, heartbreaking short stories. In the past, those collections came from Barry Hannah, Mark Richard, and Thom Jones. For the next 10 years, Pollock’s work will be tough for any writer to beat.
Learn more about Knockemstiff at Donald Ray Pollock's website.
The Page 69 Test: Knockemstiff.