Barry Gifford

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Barry Gifford lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. His fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been published in twenty-eight languages. His novel Night People was awarded the Premio Brancati, established by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Alberto Moravia, in Italy, and he has been the recipient of awards from PEN, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Library Association, the Writers Guild of America, and the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. His books Sailorís Holiday and The Phantom Father were each named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times, and his book Wyoming was named a Novel of the Year by the Los Angeles Times. Barry Giffordís most recent book is Sailor & Lulu: The Complete Novels.

Gifford has written librettos for operas by the composers Toru Takemitsu, Ichiro Nodaira and Olga Neuwirth. Giffordís work has appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, Punch, Esquire, La Nouvelle Revue Francaise, El Pais, La Repubblica, Rolling Stone, Brick, Film Comment, El Universal, Projections and The New York Times. His film credits include Wild at Heart, Perdita Durango, Lost Highway, City of Ghosts, Ball Lightning and The Phantom Father.