Barry Gifford (born October 18, 1946) is a writer, poet and American screenwriter, best known for its distinctive blend of scenery in America and film noir and the Beat generation, influenced by literary madness.

The described by Patrick Beach “As if John Updike had an evil twin who grew up on the wrong side of the road and wrote fun…” [1] is best known for his series of novels about Sailor and Lula, Two sex-driven and Star crossed. The first series, Wild at heart, was adapted by director David Lynch film in 1990 with the same title. Gifford wrote the screenplay for road lost with Lynch. Much of the work of Gifford is not fiction.

Recognized work

* The Sailor & Lula Series

* Wild at Heart (1990)

* Perdita Durango

* Sailor’s Holiday (1991)

* Sultan’s of Africa

* Comfort’s Kiss

* Bad Day for the Leopard Man

* Baby Cat-Face

* Imagination of the Heart (2007)

Other works

* The book by Jack: an oral biography of Jack Kerouac (with Lawrence Lee)

* The neighborhood of the Baseball: A personal history of Chicago Cubs

* Saroyan: a biography

* Out of the Past: Adventures in Film Noir

* The Sinaloa Story (1998)

* American Falls: The Collected Short Stories

* Do blind people dream?

* The Phantom Father

* Comments to Wang Wei

* Wyoming

* The Stars Above Veracruz

* Read ”em and Weep

* Back in America

* Bordertown

* Flaubert at Key West

* Ghosts No Horse can’t Carry

* Hotel Room Trilogy

* Landscape with Traveler

* My Last Martini

* Night People

* Port Tropique (1980)

* The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room: A. Barry Gifford Reader

* The Neighborhood of Baseball: A Personal History of the Chicago Cubs

* White Rose

* Memories from to Sinking Ship

Film and television

* Wild at Heart (novel only) (1990)

* Hotel Room (“Blackout” and “Tricks” episodes writer) (1993)

* Lost Highway (with David Lynch writer) (1997)

* Perdita Durango (writer, with David Trueba, Álex de la Iglesia, and Jorge Guerricaechevarría) (1997)