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International Call You can see in the early light of dawn Facing the noise of the so-called Twilight Bright stars through the perilous fight, and a wide range of his lines and Flow because we are bold, fluttering looking at the wall? The rockets red light, and bombs, and the explosion in the air, Evidence throughout the night that we learned he was still; O … Continue reading A Poem by GM Quinte
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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.
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
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
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
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