Gay Talese

Gay Talese is the bestselling author of twelve books, including Thy Neighbor's Wife, Unto the Sons and Honor Thy Father. He has written for numerous publications, including Esquire, The New Yorker, Newsweek and Harper's Magazine. Owing to these articles, Tom Wolfe credited Gay Talese with the creation of an inventive form of nonfiction writing called 'The New Journalism.' Talese lives with his wife, Nan, in New York City.



This book flipped nearly all of my switches as a reader. It's a strange, melancholy, morally complex, grainy, often appalling and sometimes bleakly funny book...You will often feel shabby while reading The Voyeur's Motel. You are meant to. It's an intense book that reminds us that a problem of being alive is seeing things you hate but are attracted to anyway. It's possible to admire it while wanting to pluck out your own prying eyes.
New York Times

The Voyeur's Motel is a weird, fascinating and thoroughly uncomfortable story built from layers of complicity...makes creepily fascinating reading.
Financial Times

it is by turns fascinating and illuminating, very creepy and very funny, and will live in my memory long after many more doggedly accurate works have vanished into thin air.Craig Brown
Mail on Sunday

The Voyeur's Motel took my breath away... This is a brilliant, exhilarating, and haunting book.Frank Rich

The best non-fiction writer in America.Mario Puzo

Talese's... prose is distinctive for its precision, its silkiness, its attention to important details that lesser journalists routinely overlooked.Alan Moore, author of WATCHMEN and V FOR VENDETTA

The most important non-fiction writer of his generation, the person whose work most influenced at least two generations of other reporters.David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian

First-rate... Well-told stories, their social message cumulative: a drastically transformed American sexuality has emerged during the past decades.
New York Times Book Review on THY NEIGHBOUR'S WIFE