Part 3 of David Gates' conversation with This Writing Life starts with a discussion of 'story' - how Gates writes them and how people tell them (and how Gates writes about people telling them).
is Gates as self-destructive as his characters?
'I am now enacting a wild moment'
Virginia Woolf's sly sense of humour
Gates other literary obsessions: Barthelme, Wodehouse, Rex Stout (yes, Rex Stout)
first person, third person - Gates and narrative
'Banishment': writing from a woman's point of view
Gates' (former) shrink on self-portraits in his work
'I like existence. I don't really know what the alternative is'