Ashley Hope Perez

Ashley Hope Pérez is a visiting assistant professor of comparative studies at The Ohio State University and is the author of the novels What Can't Wait and The Knife and the Butterfly. Her third novel, Out of Darkness, centers on a 1937 school explosion in East Texas and will be published in fall of 2015. “3:17,” a short story based on the same event, won the 2013 Texas Observer short story contest.

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