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!


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


Literary Death Match, Nov 7 at Busby’s East in L.A. I’ll be reading with/competing against: Adam Novy, author of The Avian Gospels Tracy McMillan, television writer and author of Why You’re Not Married…Yet. Shawna Kenney, author of the Firecracker Award-winning memoir, I Was a Teenage Dominatrix, and Imposters, a book about celebrity impersonators. We’ll be judged by: Molly Ringwald, superstar actress and author of When It Happens to You: A Novel in … Continue reading YOU GUYS MOLLY RINGWALD IS GONNA JUDGE ME.

Book (Buying) Tour

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

DFW on Fiction & Nonfiction

This seems wise & articulates something I’ve been thinking for a long time now, so I thought I’d share it. Fiction’s abyss is silence, nada. Whereas nonfiction’s abyss is Total Noise, the seething static of every particular thing and experience, and one’s total freedom of infinite choice about what to choose to attend to and represent and connect, and how, and why, etc. That’s David … Continue reading DFW on Fiction & Nonfiction

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