Wiley Cash is the New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home, the acclaimed This Dark Road to Mercy, and most recently The Last Ballad. He is a three-time winner of the SIBA Southern Book Prize, won the Conroy Legacy Award, was a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and has been nominated for many more. A native of North Carolina, he is the Alumni Author-in-Residence at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He lives in Wilmington, NC with his wife, photographer Mallory Cash, and their two daughters.
"[Cash is] a new master of Southern gothic." -- Garden & Gun magazine"A time capsule and at times an edgy thriller, but at its fine emotional center it's all about what it means to be a father." -- Jill McCorkle, author of Life After Life"The endangered little sisters Easter and Ruby will go straight to your heart, which will be thumping like crazy the entire time you're reading this novel straight through as I did." -- Lee Smith, author of Guests on Earth"This Dark Road to Mercy is a terrific, moving and propulsive novel: Harper Lee by way of Elmore Leonard." -- Jess Walter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins"Cash follows his evocative debut with another striking take on Southern literature. . . . In the rhythms and cadence of the South, Cash offers a tale about family and about the tenuous link among the right choices, living with consequences or seeking redemption." -- Kirkus Reviews"This Dark Road to Mercy will stick in readers' minds, especially Cash's heroine, feisty, red-haired and freckled Easter, who joins Scout and Kaye Gibbons' Ellen Foster in the pantheon of Southern kids in literature." -- Wilmington Star News"Darkly mesmerizing." -- O Magazine"Exciting and suspenseful as well as moving, with a captivating heroine, this is a tremendous book." -- The Guardian"The voice is Southern and oh so charming in This Dark Road to Mercy, a crime novel that's also a road movie and a baseball tale and a wicked twist on Sixth-Grade Father-Daughter Night." -- New York Times Book Review