I’ve been reading Aaron Gwyn’s short story collection, Dog on the Cross, and I think comparisons to Flannery O’ Conner are fair. He’s one of those enviable writers who makes you think that you can write after reading him, because he’s able to evoke such complex themes in as few words as possible. Even though the language is sparse, the characters and settings are haunting and idiosyncratic.
Here is an interview with him on the Emerging Writers Forum
Aaron Gwyn will be teaching at the 2008 NC Writers’ Summer Residency and there are still some spaces left to be in a workshop with him.