Print Reviews and Interviews 

Kirkus Reviews — Starred Review

LA Review of Books — A Novel of Food, Multiple Identity, and Longing

Commentary Magazine — Dreams of His Father in Cairo

The San Francisco Chronicle  — Evel Knievel Days, by Pauls Toutonghi

The New York Times — Just Published

The Oregonian — Where I Write

The Missoula Independent — From Copper To Baklava

The Montana Standard — Writer Melds Evel Legacy Into Novel 

The Washington Post — Review

The Wichita Eagle — Author Plans Wichita Visit

The Rumpus — Roxane Gay’s Fall Reading Roundup

The Chicago Tribune — Egypt, Montana, and Evel Knievel Focus of New Book

Booklist — Text of Review

Vanity Fair — Identity Crisis, Averted

The Great Falls Tribune — A Review

The Seattle Weekly — A Terrific Comic Novel

Library Journal — “Watch” Review

The Nervous Breakdown — Self-Interview

Northwest Book Lovers — Pauls Toutonghi Talks About ‘Evel Knievel Days’ and Recommends a Bunch of Good Music

The Millions — “In Defense of Autobiography”



All Things Considered — Review — By Alan Cheuse 

KRCW — Hot Spots with Tom Lutz

Oregon Public Radio — Interview for Think Out Loud with Dave Miller

Montana Public Radio — Cherie Newman — The Write Question

Milwaukee Public Radio — Mitch Teich — Lake Effect

The Other People Podcast, With Brad Listi — Hour-Long Interview

The Writers’ Block On Radio Boise — With Jennifer Peterson and Jem Wierenga



Steve Bertrand on Books, WGN

Local TV interview — Twin Falls, Idaho



Diane Prokop — An Interview with Pauls Toutonghi

Iris on Books — On Evel Knievel Days

Dolce Bellazza — On Evel Knievel Days


Essays and Fiction 

Granta — “The Father of Heliopolis” 

Huffington Post — “High Risk”

Fodor’s — “The Hidden Side of Cairo”

The American Reader — “The Value of Novelists”

Rookie Magazine — “I Was A Teenage Nihilist”

Large-Hearted Boy — “Evel Knievel Days Playlist”

Tin House — “Book Tour Confidential”

Salon — “Charles Dickens and the Facebook Generation”

Read It Forward — “On Being Married to Another Novelist”

Salon — “Solace: A Short Story”

Excerpt from Evel Knievel Days at The Nervous Breakdown

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