Nothing in the World.

And it has happened! My first book, a novella called Nothing in the World, is now itself an actual object in the world, and I couldn't be happier. It won the Bullfight Media Little Book Prize a couple of months back, and Bullfight Review editor Calvin Liu has done great work on the edits and design.

Next week I'll be starting a little U.S. tour we've set up for it. We kick off in New York at KGB, a reading with Peter Carey and Wesley Stace; then at The Back Room with a big group of fellow contributors to Opium, one of my favorite magazines. From there I'll be jumping to the west coast for some readings in L.A. (Skylight Books and Village Books with Jim Ruland) and San Diego (Voz Alta with Sean Carswell and Lizz Huerta); then a stop at Valencia Street Books in San Francisco, another at Mendocino Book Company in my hometown of Ukiah, and a gig or two back in Beijing to finish things off.

And I can't wait to get started.

May 9, 2006, 12:07 p.m.Category: Novellas