Reviews

Boston GlobeThis is a quiet, thoughtful book that unfolds in acutely perceptive detail (by Katie Tuttle)

Chicago Tribune: 30 Books You Should Read This Summer (by Laura Pearson)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A study of the human mind as a resilient, though often unaccountable, instrument (by Jeff Calder)

Zyzzyva: A Terrible Twist of Fate, the Birth of a Writer (by Will Howard)

Kirkus Reviews: A Tragic Accident Gives Birth to a Writer

Booklist: An elegant, spare, and at times wry memoir (by Brian Kinney)

The Rumpus: The Zen of Twins (by Kirstin Allio)

Publishers Weekly: A fascinating, if chilling, meditation on the aftermath of trauma 

The Tennessean: Parnassus Books' summer must-read titles (by Mary Laura Philpott)

interviews

20 Years in the Making: An Interview with Clay Byars (FSG Originals): Clay Byars is the author of Will & I, published by FSG Originals. Here he talks about twinship as collaboration, his reluctance to sugarcoat, and what it's like to be irrevocably changed by an event. by Drew Broussard 

Climbing Out of the Well (Sewanee): A near-fatal car accident and a botched surgery left Clay Byars, C’97, paralyzed from the eyes down. In a new memoir, he recounts his harrowing journey back from a life trapped in his own body. by Kate Parrish

For a Paralyzed Twin, a New Path (BookPage): Writing remained one of the few things he could still accomplish without struggle and quickly became 'a healing obsession.' Telling his story, however, proved to be anything but easy. by Alice Cary

Birmingham man shares tale of wreck, recovery in 'Will & I' (AL.com): In his new memoir, Clay Byars recounts the experience of a life-changing wreck, a stroke that followed and how recovery shaped him. by Carla Jean Whitley

Clay Byars interview with Glenny Brock at DISCO (audio file)

Other People with Brad Listi (audio file)

News

Will & I excerpted in the June 2016 issue of the Oxford American (PDF)

Paris Review article: Alan Watts, This Is It

Clay Byars named to 35 over 35 list: With haunting clarity and heartrending honesty, Will & I tells Clay's unlikely story.

figuring out how to change a lightbulb (video from 2013)

Sewanee Review blog: Holding the World Lightly by the Throat