Monday, June 11, 2012
William was the author of three very fine novels; The Long Home, Provinces of Night, and Twilight. He also published a collection of short stories; I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down.
A Vietnam Navy Veteran; he came to writing relatively late in life, but is now widely regarded as one of the most powerful and authentic voices in American southern literature. You will often hear William Gay mentioned in the same breath as literary giants like, William Faulkner, Larry Brown and Cormac McCarthy. Quite right too!
You can read Tom's touching essay on line at the Oxford American Magazine