An Interview With William Gay, a Great Southern Gothic Mystery

A friend of mine recently turned me on to this link (Thanks, Jess)—an interview with the great Southern Gothic writer William Gay that appears in the Oxford American:
I’ve been a fan of Gay’s for years, and some of his stories, like “The Paperhanger,” are out-and-out classics. He even had the title story of his collection I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down (2002) made into a film—which I’ve yet to watch, for no good reason. (Although I did recently watch Primal, a rather ridiculous, so-bad-it’s-good Australian horror film.) My editor, Greg Michalson, was also his editor. But the real mystery about Gay is his soon-to-be/never-to-be released novel, The Lost Country, which has been scheduled for years now.
My favorite Wm Gay novel is Provinces of Night (2000), which was also made into a film in 2010 titled Bloodworth, starring no less than Kris Kristofferson and Val Kilmer. Both of them I’ll have to watch soon.

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