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
The September issue of “The Oxford American” features William Giraldi’s epic ten-thousand word profile about the making of “Local Souls”: “The Dead Tell Him Stories: The Return of Allan Gurganus.” The essay is illustrated with ambrotypes of the author at home. Photographer Harry Taylor used glass plate negatives in an 1870’s tripod camera. These haunting portraits required three-minute exposures, made possible only by a hidden head-clamp. Giraldi, author of the novel “Busy Monsters”, is a leading authority on Gurganus’s life and prose. His appreciation “The Searing: On the Fiction of Allan Gurganus”, appeared earlier this year in “Salmagundi.”