EP: “Saints Have Mothers” is going to be published in Italy in September and “Saint Monster” to be republished then, too. Both have saints in the title. And some sort of saint in the plot. Why are you so interested in holiness, goodness? Do you feel a bit of a saint? AG: Only sinners like […]
Author of “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All” and “Local Souls” describes the joys of living next to a cemetery for CBS Sunday Morning.
Podcast of Allan Gurganus reading at UCLA Hammer Library on October 10, 2013
Beauty Is Its Own Excuse: The novelist Allan Gurganus discovered the secret to happiness: collecting.
Noah Charney interviews Allan Gurganus for The Daily Beast
It’s been 12 years since Gurganus last published a full-length work — but if there remains any doubt of his literary greatness, his fifth book, “Local Souls,” should put it to rest forever.
Starred Kirkus Review
The New Yorker – Read the interview titled The Fear of Sex in Fiction: The New Shyness
Allan Gurganus returns with three empathetic novellas. In his first published fiction in 12 years, Gurganus probes the innards of small-town life, but neither he nor his characters judge.
The gem of Local Souls is the gorgeous Decoy, in which Gurganus removes the gloves and delivers the literary equivalent of a bare-knuckled knockout. Decoy is so good that you want to lob all sorts of adjectives its way: warm, humane, profound, sagacious, hilarious, nostalgic, and incisive.
Allan Gurganus talked with Frank Stasio about new book Local Souls on “The State of Things”
Today is publication day for Local Souls, Allan Gurganus’s new book.
Say Allan Gurganus’s name in a group of readers, and several may tell you that the Rocky Mount native’s “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All” is their favorite novel of all time.
The Deluxe $19.95 Walking Tour of Historic Falls (NC)—Light Lunch Inclusive
September issue of “Bull: Men’s Fiction”
The September issue of “The Oxford American” features William Giraldi’s epic ten-thousand word profile about the making of “Local Souls”
Hillsborough novelist Allan Gurganus on Moral Mondays and Local Souls, his first book in more than a decade
Allan Gurganus has recorded “Local Souls” in its entirety for Audible Books.
If Allan Gurganus’ first comic novel, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, mapped the late nineteenth-century South, Local Souls brings the twisted hilarity of Flannery O’Connor kicking into our new century.