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Winner of a prestigious Lambda Literary Award in "Gay Memoir and Biography".

THE JACK BANK was chosen by Africa Book Club as one of the best books of 2011.

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Glen Retief is a South African writer living in central Pennsylvania. He writes fiction, memoir, literary journalism, and personal essays, and he teaches at the Writers’ Institute at Susquehanna University. For a more information about Glen’s life and background, click here, and to see a photo album from the years covered in The Jack bank, check out Glen’s Facebook page.

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In this blog, Glen Retief comments from time to time on his reading and writing; on developments in his home country, South Africa; and on the themes of The Jack Bank—hazing, boarding school, and the intersections of race, sexuality and violence.

Listen to Glen's podcast about taking American creative writing students to South Africa here.



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