Jay Parini to write Vidal Biography.
Polari’s editor talked to Gore Vidal about Jay Parini being his ideal biographer back in 2009. Parini has been contracted by Doubleday to write the biography for a 2015 publication.
“I asked if there was any chance that Parini would write the decent biography, and added, ‘he seems to me like the best candidate’. Vidal responded, ‘I think he would be, but I prefer some things after death’.”