In this week’s edition of Well Read, Terry Tazioli’s weekly cable TV program, Ivan Doig talks about his new novel, The Bartender’s Tale, which is written from the perspective of the 12-year-old son of a bartender bachelor and is based on Doig’s experience tagging along with his dad to small Montana bars. On the half-hour program, Doig and Tazioli talk about how you write ‘kid;’ how good writing is like jazz; Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County; and Doig’s daily walks—and sources of inspiration. After the interview, Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn talks with Tazioli about Doig’s canon and offers a nice primer on his Montana books—and a reminder why Doig has been referred to as the dean of Western literature.
René Kirkpatrick and Thom Chambliss interviewed Doig recently for NWBL. Read what he has to say about Norman MacLean and trout fishing in the Presbyterian after-life!