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Barry Gifford interviewed in BOMB

Barry Gifford interviewed in BOMB

June 22, 2010

Following on the heels of the Bat Segundo Show‘s extensive interview and Miracle Jones of the Fiction Circus‘s epic review, here’s Justin McNeil of BOMB magazine talking with Barry Gifford on Sailor & Lula, cigarette brands, Lost Highway and buying ideas:

JM: Sailor and Lula, by the number of appearances they’ve made in your fiction, have become a Balzac-like way to connect your fictional universe. What is it about them that won’t let you let go?

BG: Sailor and Lula entered my life talking and perhaps they’ll never stop. After Bad Day for the Leopard Man I thought I was finished but 15 years later I wrote The Imagination of the Heart, giving Lula the last word, even though it comes from her friend Bean Thorn. Perhaps it will be. I don’t promise anything. Someone wrote once in a review about them that if a writer is lucky, characters like this come along once in a lifetime. I consider myself lucky.

Read the full interview at BOMB here.

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