I am so bad at updating this page. I’m sorry. I suck at self-promotion. I suck at information sharing, too. So, let’s see.
I am *almost* finished with my new book, 2008. It tries to distill the ethos of that year into one man’s experience of the women in his family. I’m incredibly excited about this one. Not sure what this says, but I think it’s my best novel yet.
I reviewed Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise for Book Forum.
I have another story in Harper’s. Rule.
I wrote a bit on Leni Zumas’s Red Clocks for Book Forum.
I won a Guggenheim. Yay!
I wrote in praise of Steve Erickson’s Shadowbahn.
I wrote in praise of Karan Mahajan’s novel The Association of Small Bombs. And now it’s a finalist for the NBA. So *someone* has good taste…
I wrote a piece for Salon about complexity and art. I helped judge the PEN/Bingham award this year, which was an undertaking. But also pretty fun.
Woke Up Lonely was a finalist for the Believer Book Award, along with some other great books. Rebecca Lee’s collection took it, which I felt good about because those stories are fierce.
Woke Up Lonely recently came out in Israel with Keter Books. I’m especially psyched about that because I have so much family there. Aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins–you know.
I had four minutes of fun on This American Life. Adventure Stories! I sent four guys to a burning pit of hellfire in Turkmenistan.
I also wrote this piece about the music I listened to most while writing Woke Up Lonely, which you can check out here.
One time, I did this, which was embarrassing. Long Live Tony.
Otherwise, what else can I tell you? The Internet’s really big, go read something!