Merry and Bright!

I must have been extra nice this year, because Santa hooked me up with some amazing end-of-year goodies: A rave review of PANORAMA CITY in the NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW by the inimitable Adam Ross!* I’ll be interviewed on Michael Silverblatt’s BOOKWORM on January 3rd (2:30 pm on KCRW and elsewhere) and in perpetuity on the podcast. (I’ve been a fan of this radio … Continue reading Merry and Bright!

What? Another interview?

I know it’s a bit of a one-two punch, but I’ve got another (complimentary, not redundant) interview up (@ The Sound of Young America blog). New questions, new answers, new insights. But even if you’re sick of my dog-and-pony…you must check out The Sound of Young America. It’s by far my favorite radio show / podcast. Jesse Thorn (aka “America’s Radio Sweetheart”) is off the … Continue reading What? Another interview?

but do i sound kind of canadian?

Thanks, Ed! EXCERPT FROM SHOW: Wilson: Maybe some of the more classical allusions came from the fact that I was reading Don Quixote while I was writing the book. Correspondent: Oh, okay. Wilson: And also had only recently realized that Knight Rider was a recapitulation of all those knight errant stories. So I was sort of interested in that kind of thing and… Correspondent: But, … Continue reading but do i sound kind of canadian?

The Sound of Young America

Okay, so there’s this radio show / podcast called The Sound of Young America, hosted by young turk / radio tyro / 23-year-old !?! Jesse Thorn, aka America’s Radio Sweetheart. It’s billed as A Radio Show About Things That Are Awesome — and, um, it is. The sound quality’s not always epic, but the content is consistently top-notch, and guests have included (archive here): Everyone … Continue reading The Sound of Young America