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Donald Patrick Conroy, 1945–2016

Story River Books was born out of Pat Conroy's deep belief in the transformative power of story and his abiding generosity to writers and readers alike. With his unrivaled experience and boundless encouragement, he mentored his Story River Books authors in the craft of writing and the art of authorship, serving as a remarkable model of what a great writer can mean to his or her community. Pat was Story River's stalwart champion and our beloved friend. We will miss him dearly.

At the gracious request of the Conroy family, memorial donations in Pat Conroy's honor can be made to the Friends of Story River Books. Donations are tax deductible; letters of gratitude and receipt will be provided for gifts in any amount. If you choose to make a gift in memory of Story River Books' founding editor at large Pat Conroy please mail your check—made payable to the Friends of Story River Books—to the University of South Carolina Press, 1600 Hampton Street, 5th Floor, Columbia, SC 29208. To make your gift by credit card payment instead, visit www.giving.sc.edu/patconroy. Thank you for your kind consideration and for helping Story River Books remain what Pat always envisioned in would be, "a gift to readers and to writers."