Barry Gifford’s novels have been translated into twenty-eight languages. His book Night People was awarded the Premio Brancati in Italy, and he has been the recipient of awards from PEN, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Library Association, the Writers Guild of America, and the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. David Lynch’s film Wild at Heart, which was based on Gifford’s novel, won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990, and his novel Perdita Durango was made into a feature film by Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia in 1997. Barry Gifford co-wrote with director David Lynch the film Lost Highway (1997); he also co-wrote with director Matt Dillon the film City of Ghosts (2003), as well as the libretto for Ichiro Nodaira’s opera, Madrugada (2005).
Mr. Gifford’s books include The Phantom Father, named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Wyoming, named a Los Angeles Times Novel of the Year, and which has been adapted for the stage and film; The Sinaloa Story; The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room: A Barry Gifford Reader; Do the Blind Dream?; and The Stars Above Veracruz.
Mr. Gifford’s writings have appeared in Punch, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Sport, The New York Times, El Pais, El Universal, La Repubblica, Projections, La Nouvelle Revue Francaise, and many other publications.
His most recent books are The Cavalry Charges (essays), and Memories from a Sinking Ship (fiction). He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, please visit www.BarryGifford.com
Various, lately Seven Stories
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