Barry Gifford has been the recipient of the Maxwell Perkins Award and a Syndicated Fiction Award from PEN and the Ingmar Bergman Chair on Cinema and Theater from the National University of Mexico, among other awards. The film based on his novel Wild at Heart won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His work has appeared in many publications, including the New Yorker, New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian. His most recent books include The Cuban Club: Stories and Southern Nights: A Trilogy. For more information, visit www.barrygifford.net.