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Wiley Cash


USA flag (1977 - )

Wiley Cash is from western North Carolina, a region that figures prominently in his fiction. His stories have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Roanoke Review and The Carolina Quarterly. A Land More Kind Than Home is his first novel. 

Wiley holds a B.A. in Literature, an M.A. in English, and a Ph.D. in English.  Wiley holds a B.A. in Literature, an M.A. in English, and a Ph.D. in English.  He teaches in the Low-Residency MFA Program in Fiction and Nonfiction Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. 

He and his wife currently live in West Virginia.
 
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Awards
Dagger Awards Best Book winner (2014) : This Dark Road to Mercy
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : This Dark Road to Mercy


Wiley Cash recommends
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Dry Bones in the Valley (2012)
(Henry Farrell, book 1)
Tom Bouman
"A tough, edgy thriller...I wish like hell that my name were on the cover."
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Bull Mountain (2015)
Brian Panowich
"Panowich stamps words on the page as if they've been blasted from the barrel of a shotgun. Wonderfully rich and evocative."
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Strangers in Budapest (2017)
Jessica Keener
"Annie and Will, a young American couple with a new child, repair to Budapest to forge their future and escape their past. What they find is a city smothered by heat and tangled in history. When their paths cross with a mysterious elderly man named Edward Weiss, Annie discovers that she's caught up in a life of tragedy that forces her to confront the losses in her own past. Strangers in Budapest is a beautifully written mystery propelled by well-crafted and fully imagined characters. Atmospheric and ominous, this novel asks us what we're willing to do to start over in a new world when the old world won't let us go."

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