Wiley Cash

International bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy


A "mezmerizing first novel ... intensely felt and beautifully told."
-The New York Times

"[With] this clear-sighted, graceful debut [Cash] adds his promising new voice to Southern fiction."
- The Washington Post

"[One of] summer's hottest reads."
- Parade Magazine

"[A] powerfully moving debut that reads a little as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird."
- Richmond Times-Dispatch

"[One of] Ten titles to pick up now!"
- O Magazine

"Illuminate[s] a familiar truth of Southern lit: Many are the ways that fathers fail their sons."
- Entertainment Weekly

"Cash's novel resonates perfectly... An evocative work about love, faith and redemption."
-Kirkus Reviews

"[T]he strongest case that Southern Gothic lit isn't just about spilt blood and guts, but fully realized settings and characters deeply felt."
-Grantland

"A first novel that sings with talent. It will knock your socks off."
- Clyde Edgerton
author of The Night Train

"Wiley Cash is a talented and disciplined young writer, and his first novel proves it. I think this could be the beginning of a long, fruitful career."
- Ernest J. Gaines
author of A Lesson Before Dying

"A riveting story: the writing is bold, daring, graceful, and engrossing."
- Bobbie Ann Mason
author of The Girl in the Blue Beret

"I didnít sleep well after I finished it because I kept thinking, All childhoods are not the same. Cruelty and innocence dwell together and always will. I can just imagine the intense work -- and the love -- that has gone into this."
- Gail Godwin
author of Unfinished Desires

"I try to state the truth and dislike flinging superlatives about with mad abandon, but I have been so deeply impressed that only superlatives can convey the tenor of my thought: it is one of the most powerful novels I have ever read."
- Fred Chappell
author of Look Back All the Green Valley

"Cinematic and symphonic: this compelling story is revealed in a sequence of voices that are as pitch-perfect as they are irresistible. This is a wonderfully impressive debut: tender, muscled and unforgettable."
- Rikki Ducornet
author of Netsuke

"Whew! Wiley Cash is the real deal. His first novel is dense with stories intersecting like the branches in a laurel hell."
- Nancy Peacock
author of A Home Across the Road

Taking questions from readers with a little help from my younger brother, comedian Cliff Cash.


This is what happens when you're trapped in a hotel room with your brother on your novel's launch day.


A little bit about This Dark Road to Mercy from a rooftop in New York City, the perfect place to talk about a novel set in Gastonia, North Carolina.


An interview with DG Martin on North Carolina Bookwatch on UNC-TV.


My Top Ten Reasons your book club will love A Land More Kind Than Home.

A promotional video by my alma mater, the University of North Carolina-Asheville, featuring A Land More Kind Than Home.


Trailer for the paperback release of A Land More Kind Than Home, featuring "The Rain Barrel" by Amanda McCoy.


Biography, family history, and A Land More Kind Than Home.


Trailer for the hardcover release of A Land More Kind Than Home, featuring music by Marc Baldwin.