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Born in Canada to Jamaican immigrant parents and raised in Texas, Wally Rudolph smoked marijuana for the first time at the age of fourteen. The joint, rolled from the Book of Revelations of a pocket-sized bible, was the start of a fifteen year affair with illicit drugs that had him drop out of college and took him back and forth across the American Midwest. Along the way he studied fiction and poetry with Jack Butler, Pulitzer finalist for Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock, and Walt Whitman Award Winner and former NEA fellow, Greg Glazner.

His fiction can be found in the literary journals: Milk Money, Lines+Stars, Palooka, Slush Pile, The Brooklyner, and Prospect Park Books 2013 fiction anthology, Literary: Pasadena.

As an actor, he has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including Street Kings, Bang Bang, and most recently, Sons of Anarchy and Hawaii 5-0.

His debut novel, Four Corners (Soft Skull Press), was published in 2014. His second novel, Mighty, Mighty (Soft Skull Press) will be hitting shelves in Fall 2015.

He currently resides with his family in Los Angeles.

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