Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wiley Cash

Wiley Cash is from western North Carolina. He has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and teaches English at Bethany College.

His stories have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Roanoke Review and The Carolina Quarterly.

Cash's first novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, is now out from William Morrow.

Recently I asked the author what he was reading. His reply:
Right now I’m reading Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. It’s an incredible study of what people there face every day. It actually reads like fiction, and it’s heartbreaking when you stop and consider that it’s all true. I grew really interested in North Korea after reading Adam Johnson’s stellar novel The Orphan Master’s Son. Like Demick, he was actually able to visit North Korea while being accompanied and monitored by “minders.” Even with first person accounts and fictional stories by people who lived and traveled there, it’s amazing how much we don’t know about the country.
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--Marshal Zeringue