New Story on Electric Lit

With and intro by John Hodgman.  "The Box" is a new story from the "Turtleface" collection.  Read it here.





"Turtleface and Beyond" comes out Feb. 3rd!


Story on The Moth Radio Hour

You can hear it at this link.  It's a story about Ronnie Simonsen, one of the cast members of the How's Your News? films and his lifelong quest to meet the 70's TV star Chad Everett.  It will be on the Moth podcast later this week.





Event in San Francisco


I'l be doing an "unusual performance" at this event in S.F., which is part of Litquake.  Thao Nguyen is performing as well, which will be way better than whatever I do.  It's a McSweeney's event.  Come say "hi".

Oct. 17th, 8pm, Z Space, 450 Florida St. San Francisco

More info here.







I just started using tumblr and don't fully understand it. I'm using it to post links to things I've enjoyed and will also post new work there.  Here's the link:  





New Book!

Very pleased to announce that Farrar, Straus, and Giroux will be publishing a new collection of stories, titled "Turtleface and Beyond" in Feb, 2015.  Watch for it!

amazon link here.





New Book Release - "43 Monsters"


 This book is a collaboration with the artist Chuck Webster, printed in limited edition by Planthouse Gallery in NYC.  It is based on a series of monster drawing which Webster did as a child.  Arthur Bradford wrote the text.  It comes out Jan. 29th.  Samples below (click to enlarge):







New Short Story, "Turtleface", in Tin House Magazine

"We were paddling our canoes down a remote, slow-moving river, a full day’s travel in either direction from the nearest road, when Otto decided to do something spectacular and stupid. Around a bend we encountered a sandy cliff rising up out of the water. Otto announced he would climb the cliff and then run down its steep face. We could all take pictures as he descended in long Olympian strides. At the end of his run, as he neared the base, Otto explained, he would launch himself into the river, a downhill running dive. It was late in the afternoon and we had all been drinking beer and whiskey..."

Read the full story here.





New Fiction in "Apology"

A new story, "Garbage" appears in issue 1 of Apology magazine.




New Fiction in "Dazed and Confused"

A new story called "It's Okay to Eat Fish" appeared in the summer issue of Dazed and Confused magazine.  The assignment was to write a peice of fiction inspired by a song lyric.  I chose the line "It's okay to eat fish because they don't have any feelings" from "Something in the Way" by Nirvana.  

From the story:

"We were fishing off the banks of the canal, a murky place full of filth and debris, when my friend Bill hooked something strange..."  

read the rest of it here.