Caught by the River

Caught by the Reaper – William Gay

9th March 2012

Angus Cargill, editor at Faber & Faber, writes:

William Gay was a much-loved writer in-house, we published all three of his novels between 2001 and 2008, and so we were very sad to hear of his recent passing at the age of 70. He described ‘his kind of writing …’, in a typically modest way, as being ‘about marginal people in marginal settings’, and while it and the fictional landscape it inhabited – of Ackerman’s Field, Tennessee – was an undeniably tough one, it was also, through his use of language and imagery, one that was as often wondrous as it was dark and forbidding.

Read Angus’s tribute to William Gay in full, HERE.