Pauls Toutonghi – Evel Knievel Days

Butte, Montana to Cairo, Egypt — in one great leap.

How Fiction Works?

The terrific writer Vu Tran read at Powells last night — in support of his new novel, DRAGONFISH. Vu stayed at the house — he’s an old friend of Peyton’s from Iowa … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment


Late Night Library is an example of technology helping build and expand the imaginative landscape of books. Have you seen it? The podcasts are terrific. The books they choose to discuss are new and … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

TRUE NORTH to be published by Knopf

From the terrific news category — my book, TRUE NORTH, will be published by Knopf in the somewhat near (probably 2016) future. TRUE NORTH tells the true story of the search for … Continue reading

July 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

War and the Vulnerable Image: Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See

One of the most disconcerting outcomes of our technology-saturated lifestyle is the rise of specialized knowledge. Any fact can be summoned from the servers of Wikipedia (located, interestingly enough, in … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Hiatus

So, it’s been over a year and a half since I posted anything of any substance, here — from October 2012 to March 2014. This feels like a long time. … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

WordPress Reports On Me, To Me

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 3 Comments

Die Sphinx Von Montana!

Quite a week on the Evel Knievel Days front. Just when I thought some of the hubbub of the tour was subsiding — along came early October — with two … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

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