A few years ago I wrote about my father’s cremation for A Public Space, and they’ve now made the piece available online. Check it out: “Valhalla” (I don’t write much nonfiction. As I’ve said before, I’ll take the abyss of silence over the abyss of total noise any day.) Continue reading Bye, Dad
[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!
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
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
Folks, Good News… PANORAMA CITY is one of four finalists in Adult Fiction for the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association’s 2013 Book Awards. Support your local independent bookstore! Continue reading Panorama City / SCIBA Awards
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
Some cool things: Coming in April 2013: Coming in September 2013: Continue reading Covers <3
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!
The writing doesn’t stop on the last page, folks, even once the book is in print. If you’re curious to read some of the occasional pieces I’ve put out in the past months, here’s a roundup: Research Notes (at Steve Himmer’s Necessary Fiction) – in which I provide actual JPEGs to go with passages from PANORAMA CITY. What’s the First Thing You Ever Made, Antoine … Continue reading crumbs
My book tour is officially over. (Or at least the part that involves me going to bookstores. I’m doing Literary Death Match next month in L.A. (Nov. 7) and I’ll be attending the Miami Book Fair as well.) This time around, I had the pleasure of reading and Q&Aing at an amazing group of thriving independent bookstores. Each bookstore provided a glimpse into a lively … Continue reading Book (Buying) Tour