William Gay


Born
in Hohenwald, Tennessee, The United States
October 27, 1941

Died
February 23, 2012

Genre

Influences


William Elbert Gay was the author of the novels Provinces of Night, The Long Home, and Twilight and the short story collection I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down. He was the winner of the 1999 William Peden Award and the 1999 James A. Michener Memorial Prize and the recipient of a 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship.

Average rating: 4.02 · 11,556 ratings · 1,446 reviews · 38 distinct worksSimilar authors
Twilight

3.94 avg rating — 2,326 ratings — published 2006 — 22 editions
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Provinces of Night

4.21 avg rating — 2,077 ratings — published 2000 — 20 editions
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I Hate to See That Evening ...

4.30 avg rating — 1,681 ratings — published 2002 — 10 editions
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The Long Home

4.02 avg rating — 1,932 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Little Sister Death

3.27 avg rating — 884 ratings — published 2015 — 11 editions
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The Lost Country

4.11 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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Wittgenstein's Lolita and T...

4.16 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Time Done Been Won't Be No ...

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Stoneburner

3.68 avg rating — 31 ratings2 editions
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The Paperhanger

3.92 avg rating — 12 ratings
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More books by William Gay…
“There’s folks you just don’t need. You’re better off without em. Your life is just a little better because they ain’t in it.”
William Gay

“She was a page torn from a calendar, a year folded neatly and laid aside in some place you never look.”
William Gay, Twilight

“He wanted her the rest of his life, and failing that, he wanted permission to walk along beside her while she lived it.”
William Gay, Provinces of Night

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