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Roz Chast Interview for The Big Read

Roz Chast Interview for The Big Read

What luck! The National Endowment for the Arts is bringing Roz Chast's brilliant memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? to communities across America, and I've been invited to do the author interview in Eugene. Much thanks to Wordcrafters and the...

RADIO DÉSASTRE – French Release!

RADIO DÉSASTRE – French Release!

THE GREAT BIG ONE has been published in French! Look at the fabulous new title! The incredible cover by Adams Carvalho, in which all my characters appear far more fashionable and attractive! I always wanted to be published in French. Maybe that's strange. There was a...

University of Iowa feature

University of Iowa feature

This is a lovely piece. I'm grateful for Emily Nelson's well-considered interview, and genuine interest in my Iowa origin story. Truth is, I've always had a conflicted relationship with academia. No MFA. Nearly dropped out of undergrad twice. Mike Zapata and I were...

What Chuck Palahniuk said

What Chuck Palahniuk said

Wait for it. Here's some proof. It happened. I'm there at the bar, third image down if you look closely. https://www.oregonlive.com/galleries/XCBRHT3FTFG6ZHEFDBCZJJ6ZBI/ My name got pulled out of a hat. I had to read first. The first story of the first Hindsight Open...

OPB: Mixtape for the End of the World

OPB: Mixtape for the End of the World

"This is some Willy Wonka shit right here." – Annonymous OPB Reporter. Wonderful piece about The Great Big Mixtape (coming soon!), aired by my favorite radio station in the PNW > full story here

Publishers Weekly feature

Publishers Weekly feature

Wonderful write-up from the talented Shannon Maughan - grateful for the opportunity to discuss this beloved project! Trailer coming soon, in the meantime: Full feature here

The Great Big One: Book Launch

The Great Big One: Book Launch

Due to the generosity of Hunter Noack (In A Landscape) and Thomas Lauderdale (Pink Martini) we were able to bring together some of the kindest, most supportive people in my personal and professional orbits under one roof for an inspired piano performance,...

At Kesey Farm: Barn Owl

At Kesey Farm: Barn Owl

Thrilled to partner with the Kesey Farm Project on an evening of shared storytelling. Our first event was invite only, keys hand-delivered to area artists in small paper envelopes. Did you get one? Ten storytellers and a full barn leaning in with blankets to listen....

Career Opportunity Grant! Mary Karr/George Saunders

Career Opportunity Grant! Mary Karr/George Saunders

Books tend to find you at the right time. I found THE LIARS' CLUB by Mary Karr at a garage sale on a table labeled “Books So Good I Shouldn’t Sell (And Will Regret Selling Them Later).” I bought THE LIARS' CLUB for a dollar and read it in three or four breathless...

The Moth GrandSLAM Storytelling Champion!

The Moth GrandSLAM Storytelling Champion!

One of the most unexpected and cathartic experiences of my life - sharing the nightmare of political organizing with a fantastic crowd of people and having it truly heard. Such beautiful stories. Thank you, Portland, for an incredible evening.

Wildman Road Trip – 10 Days to NYC

Wildman Road Trip – 10 Days to NYC

The Wildman Road Trip is officially underway! I'm driving 5 miles for every book sold during presale, and 1 mile for every $5 donation to the ALA. Check out the trailer and help this '93 Buick make it to Book Expo! I was told by a professional publicist at Disney:...

Wildman earns Kirkus Star

Wildman earns Kirkus Star

Thrilled to receive this - I try not to read reviews, but one of my close friends and editors told me, listen: If you're going to read one review ever, read this one. I'm so grateful I did. Here's a piece of it: "The ethereal Dakota is reminiscent of John Green’s...