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On Thursday evening, February 2nd, at the San Francisco Main Library, I will read from my novel Fool’s Republic (North Atlantic Books, 2011), accompanied by upright bassist Eric Marshall. Please join us for this fusion of fiction and music. Here’s the … Continue reading
I was recently asked to contribute an article for the McNally Robinson Booksellers night table reading series. My recommendations: Just Kids, by Patti Smith The Imperfectionists, by Tom Rachman The Smoking Diaries, by Simon Gray Talking Into the Ear of … Continue reading
I’m very pleased to announce that my novel Fool’s Republic (North Atlantic Books, 2011) was a finalist in the Fiction: Thriller/Adventure category of The USA “Best Books 2011″ Awards”. In addition to this honor, Fool’s Republic has been shortlisted … Continue reading
The other day I saw a sign that said: if sarcasm had a font, what would it look like? That got me wondering. If irony had a font, what would that look like, and would it be invisible to televangelists … Continue reading
I passed this storefront in El Cerrito, CA and thought, hmmm… it’s a store that gives away it’s merchandise for free and it has burglar bars on the window. That makes sense. And then I thought, wait a minute, they’re … Continue reading
I’m sure blues purists and music critics cringe at the very idea of a British actor doing a blues album but as I am, thankfully, neither of those things, I can permit myself to enjoy whatever I like. I bought … Continue reading
I was at a presentation last week where the speaker made the astonishing assertion that the difference between the work of a professional abstract artist and the smears and scribbles of a child or chimpanzee was a matter of intention. The … Continue reading
Here’s what Midwest Book Review said about Fool’s Republic: “The eerie background feels right for this stark timely political thriller. The story line echoes Benjamin Franklin’s wise commentary that “He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither”. Fool’s Republic is … Continue reading
On Sunday, June 12th at 2:00 PM I will be discussing and signing copies of my novel Fool’s Republic (North Atlantic Books/Random House) at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg. I will be speaking for about 20 minutes, followed by a … Continue reading
Fool’s Republic received honorable mention in the 2011 San Francisco Book Festival, general fiction category!