Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wright Library reading Thursday, May 5

Please join me at Wright Library in Oakwood, Ohio on Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m., where I'll be reading from my new comic crime novel, Auggie's Revenge and the Classroom Edition of Fight for Your Long Day.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

interview at The Next Best Book Club

Over at Lori Hettler's The Next Best Book Club, I responded to questions from the talented percussionist Lavinia Ludlow.

An excerpt:

L^2: In your own words, what is the major dramatic question summed up in a single sentence?
AK: A death-fearing adjunct philosopher struggles to break free from his academic chains as he falls into friendship with men on the margins who lead him to murder.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

portrait of the artist as a relatively young man who looked old during the winter when the portrait was drawn

There's a scene in Auggie's Revenge where a street artist gets five dollars a head to draw Michael and Auggie, but neither portrait looks like this.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Today was the official date of publication for Auggie's Revenge, so thanks so much if you celebrated by picking up a few copies at your favorite online e-tailer of books. Also, this afternoon I was reminded that Fight for Your Long Day would get consideration in a special issue focused on the academic novel for the American, British, and Canadian Studies Journal (the official journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, based at Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu, Romania).

my review of Single Stroke Seven

Necessary Fiction published my poignant review of Lavinia Ludlow's Single Stroke Seven.

Monday, March 28, 2016


For #AWP16, from Thursday, 3 p.m. through Saturday, I'll try my best to be at the Beating Windward Table, #1664 in the far back corner of the book fair. I'll have signed copies of both Auggie's Revenge and the Classroom Edition of Fight for Your Long Day at discounted prices, and please do inquire about obtaining an ARC if you're interested in reviewing either book.