NPR's Weekend Edition
An interview with Rachel Martin
Channel 9 in Memphis
An interview with the WREG morning team.
Book Talk Radio
Interview with Stephen Usery in Memphis.
The Charlotte Observer
A profile of me and my brother, comedian Cliff Cash.
An interview with WHQR's Jemila Ericson.
The State of Things
An interview with WUNC's Frank Stasio.
BBQ, Southern lit, and the NC mountains
An interview about my writerly Achilles' heel.
An interview about This Dark Road to Mercy for Litro's Book Club.
The Great Smokies Review
A wonderful profile by Marie Hefley.
On Being the "Justin Timberlake' of American Literature."
North Carolina Public Television
An interview with DG Martin of North Carolina Bookwatch.
Barnes and Noble Blog
A discussion with my grad school roommate.
The State of Things
A May 2012 interview with Frank Stasio on WUNC Radio.
An interview with author Courtney Miller Santo.
Ten Terrifying Questions
An interview with Australia's Booktopia.
An interview with the best indie newspaper in Asheville, NC
Fiction Writers Review
An interview on the germ of the novel and the process of writing it.
An interview on writing about home.
THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY
New York Times Sunday Book Review
"The voice is Southern and oh so charming."
The Daily Advertiser
"... an impressive tale of the unending yearning for familial bonds coupled with the joy of baseball."
This Dark Road to Mercy "is excellent."
"A heartfelt and nuanced story, exploring the lines between fear and trust, redemption and love.”
The Greenville News
"Baseball puns aside - Cash's new novel is a knockout home run."
"Exciting and suspenseful as well as moving, with a captivating heroine, this is a tremendous book..."
"Cash beats the 'sophomore curse' in this heartfelt story about family, the effort to right past wrongs, and the hope of outrunning the past."
"Cash follows his evocative debut with another striking take on Southern literature."
"The road to mercy may be dark, but the path to redemption is long... A good novel is hard to find. This is one."
Raven Crime Readers Reviews This Dark Road to Mercy
"The absolute highlight of this book for me has to be the characterisation, and Cash’s slow, meditative exploration of the themes of family and emotional healing."
Names & Self-Image in This Dark Road to Mercy
Calire Rodwell considers the role names play in development of characters in the novel.
Cognitive Reaction in This Dark Road to Mercy
Claire Rodwell investigates the role of cognition and emotion in characters' reactions to trauma as part of Litro's Book Club discussion of the novel.
Library Journal Pre-Pub Love for This Dark Road to Mercy
"Cash left the gate grandly last year with A Land More Kind Than Home... His second novel promises the same at-the-edge emotional involvement.
A LAND MORE KIND THAN HOME
The New York Times Sunday Book Review
A Land More Kind Than Home is a "mezmerizing first novel" and an "intensely felt and beautifully told story."
A Land More Kind Than Home "illuminate[s] a familiar truth of Southern lit: Many are the ways that fathers fail their sons."
National Public Radio
A Land More Kind Than Home "is a thriller, but it's so beautifully written that you'll be torn about how fast to read it."
London Financial Times
Great review from Christopher Fowler in the London Financial Times.
The Washington Post
"Like his fellow North Carolinian Ron Rash, Cash adeptly captures the rhythms of Appalachian speech..."
"[With] this clear-sighted, graceful debut [... Cash] adds his promising new voice to Southern fiction."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Evocative and quietly chilling, this novel of trust misplaced and love gone wrong is reason to hope for more from Wiley Cash."
Minneapolis Star Tribune
"It never overexplains or overjustifies, never tries to be more than a ripping good yarn, and for that reason, it succeeds at being a lot more."
A Land More Kind Than Home is "a beautifully written morality tale, narrated from a trinity of distinct perspectives."
The Baton Rouge Advocate
"In [Carson] Chambliss, Cash has created one of the great villains of recent times."
"A Land More Kind Than Home is a powerfully moving debut that reads a little as if Cormac McCarthy decided to rewrite Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird."
Our State Magazine
"A town’s sordid secrets force it to spin out of control."
Madison County Herald
"I've been spreading the word: read Wiley Cash."
"Readers and writers will find Cash’s novel to be a great example of a literary thriller."
The Daily Beast
The Daily Beast calls A Land More Kind Than Home one of the week's hottest reads.
Wilmington Star News
"[A] dark tale of faith and human frailty ... Cash is a narrative poet in the manner of Thomas Wolfe or Charles Frazier."
"With 30 pages to go, I set A Land More Kind Than Home aside because I didn’t want it to end."
"Cash's novel resonates perfectly... An evocative work about love, faith and redemption."
"In his debut novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, Wiley Cash has written a superb story of good and evil in a small town in North Carolina."
A Land More Kind Than Home makes "the strongest case that Southern Gothic lit isn't just about spilt blood and guts, but fully realized settings and characters deeply felt."
Library Journal gives A Land More Kind Than Home a starred review.
First full-length review of A Land More Kind Than Home.
"The Darkness of Small Town North Carolina" in BookPage's review.