Butte, Montana to Cairo, Egypt — in one great leap.
Pauls Toutonghi was born in 1976 to an Egyptian father and a Latvian mother. His writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, Zoetrope: All-Story, The Boston Review, Five Chapters, One Story, Sports Illustrated, Book Magazine, and numerous other periodicals. He received a Pushcart Prize for his short story, Regeneration, which appeared in The Boston Review in 2000, when Pauls was twenty-three.
Here is an LA Times piece about his class on the rock n’ roll novel.
His first novel, Red Weather, came out from Random House in 2006. It was translated into Latvian and German — and received good reviews in periodicals across the country, including The Miami Herald, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, The Chicago Tribune, and The San Francisco Chronicle.
After receiving his PhD in English Literature from Cornell University, Toutonghi moved from Brooklyn, New York to Portland, Oregon — where he now teaches at Lewis & Clark College. He is the father of twins.
You can email Pauls at email@example.com — or direct queries regarding events, interview, or reviews to Sarah Breivogel at SBreivogel@randomhouse.com.