I keep meaning to update my site / work out my new design / keep things exciting for those of you who put in the hard labor of typing antoinewilson.com into your browsers, but then I get distracted by this novel-shaped thing I’m working on. I hope you’ll accept my apology. Oh and BTW – if you show up here and the site is all … Continue reading Quiet

En Francais, En PDF!

[I love the cassette tape themed cover] The French translation of Panorama City comes out today in France, and next week in Canada. It’s a particularly exciting moment for me, having never had any of my work translated into what was once my native language. I’ve since forgotten most of my French, but I’m nevertheless looking forward to making my way through Bernard Hoepffner’s translation. … Continue reading En Francais, En PDF!

Some New Things

Issue 2 of my terrible online magazine (with amazing contributors) is finally live. If you missed issue 1, worry not…simply keep on scrolling sideways. CRONY DEUX And I wrote a little something about my surfing life for a collaboration between Trop and Underwater New York. Sand in My Joints I’ve tried to write surf stories many times before, and it’s never felt right. This one … Continue reading Some New Things

The Pleasures of Nicholson Baker

A little piece I wrote for NPR.org just went live, on Nicholson Baker’s wonderful short novel The Mezzanine. You might remember my praise here for Baker’s hilarious and pornographic House of Holes. But those aren’t the only Baker books I’m hot on. Human Smoke, a collection of bits and pieces from newspapers and journals published in the lead-up to WWII, blew me away.* The Fermata, … Continue reading The Pleasures of Nicholson Baker

Paperback Day

It’s a momentous day for Panorama City, the novel. The paperback is out! I love the cover, with its cursive title (which I hope people can still read) and its mylar balloon. When it was first acquired by my editor, years ago, PC was originally meant to be published in paperback. But she moved houses, to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and brought the book with her, … Continue reading Paperback Day

Paperback Sept 10 + NY Sept 19

I am coming to New York on September 19. to launch PANORAMA CITY in paperback. and to celebrate A Public Space. One night only. Imprint this into your brains: When: Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. Where: Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, located at 58 W. 10th Street (between 5th and 6th Aves.) What and Who: Readings by Tom Drury, Sarah Manguso, and Antoine Wilson, hosted … Continue reading Paperback Sept 10 + NY Sept 19