William Gay Reading at Bear Bookstore

WHAT:  Reading/ Discussion on STORIES FROM THE ATTIC by William Gay with Team Gay members at Bear Bookstore WHEN: AUGUST 7, 2022 from 4-8 p.m. WHERE: BEAR BOOK MARKET 85 East Main Street Dahlonega, GA 30533 DETAILS:  http://dawnmajor.com/2022/07/29/stories-from-the-attic-by-william-gay-reading-with-team-gay-at-bear-bookstore-august-7-2022-4-8-pm-est/

“Stories from the Attic” by William Gay

William Gay was a literary autodidact who was born, lived most of his life, and died in Lewis County, Tennessee. Through extensive reading and almost continuous writing, he perfected his craft to become one of the essential Southern writers of the twenty-first century. His stories are every bit as visceral as early Cormac McCarthy with […]


WHAT: Write Now with Dawn Major & Michael White- William Gay’s Stories From The Attic. Virtual via Broadleaf Writers Association’s FB Page on Zoom. WHEN: AUGUST 18 at 7 p.m. DETAILS:  (7) Write Now: Stories From the Attic | Facebook

Dawn Major interviews J. Michael White about William Gay’s “Fugitives of the Heart”

DM: Michael, I appreciate you doing this interview about William Gay’s last novel, Fugitives of the Heart. Gay describes this book as “a boy’s coming-of-age in a dying iron ore community of Depression era Tennessee,” and says that he was inspired by Mark Twain’s classic, Huckleberry Finn. What are a few similarities between Huckleberry Finn […]

“Fugitives of the Heart,” by William Gay

Reviewed by Dawn Major Fugitives of the Heart was found in the attic of a hand-built house where William Gay raised his kids. I had the opportunity to assist editing this lost work and am so pleased fans of Gay will finally have the chance to read his last novel, Fugitives of the Heart, which […]

“The Lost Country,” by William Gay

Reviewed by Richard Allen The Lost Country is, at its heart, a novel about nothing. It covers a year or so in the life of Billy Edgewater – essentially a nomad – as he hitchhikes his way from town to town in 1950s rural Appalachia, on his way to Tennessee to see his father on […]