the german edition of me

Ein Mann Von Welt (with English Subtitles) from Antoine Wilson on Vimeo. When my German publisher Suhrkamp / Insel asked me to introduce myself to the German readers of PANORAMA CITY (titled EIN MANN VON WELT over there), I couldn’t resist trying to speak their language. For the record, I speak not a word of German. Location: Oxnard, CA, standing in for the dunes of … Continue reading the german edition of me

that first novel was not a fluke

Six years ago, anticipating the release of my first novel, THE INTERLOPER, I scribbled some hesitant notes toward a new thing. Then I tossed out those notes and scribbled some more notes, less hesitant, toward what would become PANORAMA CITY. Today, exactly today, it’s a book. I’m feeling something like parental pride. For the next month or so, I’ll be helping my novel make its … Continue reading that first novel was not a fluke

Book Tour Dates

Folks, still sorting out some details, but I want to let everybody know what the upcoming book tour looks like for PANORAMA CITY: (Always available on the ABOUT > EVENTS page.) Official NY book launch: Antoine Wilson (in Conversation with Ed Park), McNally-Jackson Bookstore, New York, NY, September 28, 2012. L.A. sneak peek event: West Hollywood Book Fair, “Calling of the Land” panel w/ Katie … Continue reading Book Tour Dates

I hereby invite any and all crowdsourced book trailers for PANORAMA CITY.

So today I got an email from my old school writing homie John Woodward, sympathizing with my book trailer plight. Not only sympathizing, but linking to a trailer Woody himself threw together: THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN ANYTHING I AM WORKING ON. In exchange for his fine work, Woody gets my eternal gratitude.* *Which he had already. Continue reading I hereby invite any and all crowdsourced book trailers for PANORAMA CITY.

Worst Performance by an Author (cover version)

Some years ago, Jonathan Franzen made a terrible author video. I watched it many times and laughed. The more I watched it, though, the more it made sense to me as the ideal act of authorly rebellion…and the more I found myself sympathizing with Franzen’s concerns. Finally, today, I recorded my cover version. Here it is in all its glory: “Jonathan Franzen on Author Videos” … Continue reading Worst Performance by an Author (cover version)

Two Advance Reviews for PANORAMA CITY

PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY gives PANORAMA CITY a STARRED, BOXED review in this week’s issue: Wilson’s second novel (after Interloper) is fresh and flawlessly crafted as well as charmingly genuine. Oppen Porter is almost 30, a guileless man who lives in a small central California town with his reclusive father in a house overtaken by nature. Untouched by cynicism, Oppen’s interpretation of the world around him evokes … Continue reading Two Advance Reviews for PANORAMA CITY

A Blurb from Rainn Wilson…

…for Panorama City! Um, the city. “I have a special relationship with Panorama City, CA. First of all, The Office is literally filmed there. Also, I saw Dungeons and Dragons, The Movie there a long time ago. Also they have a Home Depot. I haven’t read the book yet but if it’s half as interesting as the actual city, it’s gonna be a doozy.” –Rainn … Continue reading A Blurb from Rainn Wilson…