As he prepares to follow up his novels A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME and THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY, Wiley Cash tells James how touring, independent booksellers, and sales reps worked together to make him a success. They talk about Southern fiction, writing about place, and the subject of his next book, due out Fall 2017. Then, past guests give recommendations for 2016.

 

Wiley and James discuss:

The Odyssey Bookshop

BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter

BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK by Ben Fountain

BRIEF ENCOUNTERS WITH CHE GUEVARA by Ben Fountain

Thomas Wolfe

Charles Chesnutt

Nat Sobel (agent)

CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW

ELLEN FOSTER by Kaye Gibbons

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee

I AM ONE OF YOU FOREVER by Fred Chappell

Ernest Gaines

Clyde Edgerton

Jill McCorkle

Woody Guthrie

Ella May Wiggins

Pete Seeger

James Fenimore Cooper

Frank Norris

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