My full name is Antoine Leonide Thomas Wilson.
I was born in Montreal, in 1971.
I grew up for the most part in Southern California, with spells in Central California and Saudi Arabia.
Attended Santa Monica High School, UCLA, and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. After the MFA, I did a one-year fellowship at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.
I’ve taught creative writing at Iowa, Wisconsin, OTIS College of Art and Design, CSU Long Beach, UC San Diego, PEN Center USA, and UCLA Extension.
I’ve always wanted to be a writer, or at least I’ve never wanted to stop writing.
I published some stories after grad school, by sending them out to a million places and getting rejected everywhere but one.
It was not the first novel I wrote.
A Public Space is my favorite literary magazine.
That’s not my dog in the picture. Or my surfboard.
I live in Los Angeles with my wife and son and daughter and innumerable cats.
I write every day, almost.
If you’ve read all the way down to here, perhaps you’ll want to read my self-administered Proust Questionnaire.
Or follow me on twitter @antoinewilson