Les Plesko


LES PLESKO (1954-2013) is the author of the critically acclaimed debut novel The Last Bongo Sunset, which was translated into Dutch and German. His other novels include Who I Was and Slow Lie Detector, and his stories have appeared in ZyzzyvaPear Noir!Columbia Review, and The Newer York. He was the recipient of the UCLA Extension Outstanding Instructor Award in Creative Writing where he taught for close to 20 years.

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No Stopping Train

by Les Plesko

In his presence, I saw how deeply I feel entitled to happiness. Not expecting life to deliver happiness, but believing it can deliver meaning, Les showed us all his working method. Year after year, day in, day out. For us, he was and is a writers' writer. Uncompromising. Unbought. Free. — Mary Rakow

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