February 16, 2017
My essay on the necessity of failure can be found in the March/April 2017 issue of Poets & Writers.
February 13, 2017
The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award announced its longlist and I’m one of the fourteen authors, alongside writers such as Celeste Ng, Anjali Joseph, Ethel Rohan, Elizabeth McCracken, and Bret Anthony Johnston.
February 6, 2017
You can read an essay about my anxiety and my son at Buzzfeed, a essay about Harry Potter and death at LitHub, and an essay about a very strange book tour reading at Powell’s Books blog. Aaron Burch at Hobart and Adam Vitcavage at Electric Literature were kind enough to interview me.
January 30, 2017
John Irving said, “I’ll bet Kevin Wilson is a good father.”
The novel is also one of the 20 Indie Next Great Reads for February 2017.
November 26, 2016
W has listed Perfect Little World as one of the five books for “Winter Reading: the Best New Books to Tackle the Season”.
November 17, 2016
My story “Living Underground” has been selected as the winner of the Theodore C. Hoepfner Award for fiction, given annually to the best story to appear in Southern Humanities Review.
September 20, 2016
My story, “An Arc Welder, a Molotov Cocktail, a Bowie Knife” which originally appeared in Ploughshares was selected as one of the Other Distinguished Stories of 2015 in The Best American Short Stories 2016.
May 11, 2016
Gareth Smith & Jenny Lee, amazing filmmakers and designers, adapted my story “Worst Case Scenario” for a short film, which recently won the Audience Award at the Scruffy City Film and Music Festival. You can see a trailer for the film here.
April 29, 2016
The film adaptation of The Family Fang, directed by Jason Bateman and starring Bateman, Nicole Kidman, and Christopher Walken will appear in theaters nationwide on May 6, 2016.
April 17, 2016
Ecco will publish my new novel, Perfect Little World, in January of 2017.
February 17, 2016
An excerpt of my short story “Living Underground” was animated by Julianna Cvetetic, an amazing graphic designer. Thanks to Southern Humanities Review, who originally published the story, for facilitating this collaboration in order to create “motion lit”.
November 4, 2015
My short story “The Pigeon Cove Festival of Lights” will be one of the 24 stories included in The Short Story Advent Calendar, a collection of stories that readers will open, one by one, on the mornings leading up to Christmas 2015. Featuring work by Pasha Malla, Jess Walter, and Heather O’Neill, each chapbook is sealed, so you won’t know what story you’re getting until the morning you open it. They will take orders until November 13.
July 28, 2015
The Family Fang, a film starring Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, and Christopher Walken, directed by Jason Bateman, will receive its world premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.
February 22, 2014
My story, “A Birth in the Woods”, which originally appeared in Ecotone (Vol. 6, No. 2), has been included in Lookout Books’ anthology Astoria to Zion: Stories of Risk and Abandon from Ecotone’s First Decade. The anthology also features work by Rick Bass, Edith Pearlman, Steve Almond, Rebecca Makkai, and Cary Holladay.
January 28, 2014
Penguin Classics has recently reissued several of Shirley Jackson’s books, including her second novel The Bird’s Nest, with a foreword by me. Other writers who have contributed forewords for Jackson’s other books include Francine Prose, Victor LaValle, Ruth Franklin, and Laura Miller.
September 24, 2013
My story “What Wants My Son”, a retelling of the story of Phaeton from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, is included in the anthology xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths, edited by Kate Bernheimer. The anthology also features work by Aimee Bender, Victor Lavalle, Maile Meloy, and Edith Pearlman.
June 12, 2013
I will be interviewing Elliot Holt, author of the fantastic novel You Are One of Them, live at Booktalk Nation on June 18 at 7pm EST.
June 10, 2013
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be the first writer-in-residence at the Rivendell Writers’ Colony in Sewanee, TN. I’ll be there for the month of July to work on my next novel. Thanks to Carmen and Michael Thompson and Mary Elizabeth Nelson for this wonderful honor.
April 6, 2013
I will be a member of the visiting faculty for the 2013 Yale Writers’ Conference. Other visiting faculty include Susan Orlean, ZZ Packer, Tom Perrotta, and Richard Selzer.