“Possibly,” he says, in this recent interview from The Independent.
Will they re-unite this January, when Vidal joins us for Historical Fiction and The Search for Truth? It seems, well, unlikely:
“There are rumours that you have a daughter from a relationship with a woman living in Key West, Florida [in the 1950s]; are they true?”
“Possibly. I don’t believe so. The father was either me or a German photographer. I believe the mother is dead. The child was a girl. Every Christmas, I would receive a picture of them all around the tree, and there’s the little girl, looking like me. I could have a daughter, yes.”
“Have you tried to contact her?”
“No. Why would I?”
“Because you might have a sense of responsibility, which, in the age of DNA…”
“I sent her mother money for an abortion. Which she used to go to Detroit, where she found a rich man.”