The Short Fiction of Barry Gifford
Maximum Punch, Minimum Words: The Short Fiction of Barry Gifford
For 40 years and at least that many printed works, Barry Gifford has been known as a writer's writer. Jonathan Lethem says he "invented his own American vernacular: William Faulkner by way of B-movie film noir, porn paperbacks, and Sun Records rockabilly." According to Elmore Leonard, Gifford "cuts right through the heart." And William Saroyan: "Barry Gifford is a great writer." Tonight he discusses his new short fiction collection, The Cuban Club, with bestselling author Tom Barbash.