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February 20, 2014, 7:30 PM. Reading at Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA

November 10. Proud to report that Another Insane Devotion has just won Cat Wisdom 101′s Golden Purr Award, for the best cat book of 2013!

October 29, 2013, 2 PM. Reading at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

October 28, 2013, 6 PM. Reading in the Bennington Writers series, at the Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY

October 27, 2013. Interview with Gil Roth for Virtual Memories

October 24, 2013. Interview with Stacy Waite for Air Schooner

October 8, 2013. Another Insane Devotion is now out in paperback from Da Capo.

September 7, 2013, 3-5 PM. A site-specific reading as part of City of Asylum’s Writers in the Gardens, on Pittsburgh’s beautiful North Side

Check out this interview with Robert Anthony Siegel at BookForum

August 16-17, 2013. Reading and workshop at the Rensselaerville Festival of Writers, Rensselaerville, NY.

Enough with the cats! Read (and listen to) my new essay on cover songs at the Kenyon Review On-line.

July 17, 2013. Reading at Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City, IA. 7 PM

June 28, 2013. A talk on the insignificance of the memoirist at Pacific University, Portland OR, 9 AM

June 14, 2013. Reading with Amy Hempel at Bennington College, Bennington, VT, 7 PM

May 16, 2013. Reading at Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY, 7:30 PM

The New York Times celebrates The Year of the Cat

Adriana Ramirez looks at Devotion and Sandra Cisneros’s Have You Seen Marie? in the Los Angeles Review of Books

An excerpt from Another Insane Devotion on the UTNE Reader Blog

January 6, 2013. The NYTBR names Devotion an Editors’ Choice.

A scratch behind the ears from The New York Times Book Review:  “Not many things are better than a kitten, but a book like this comes close.”

Ploughshares blog writes: “This isn’t just a book about cats or about a divorce, however. These are the handles that Trachtenberg offers us as we ride through territory that it took Proust volumes to explore, and Sappho a lifetime of poems.”

Something nice from the Tampa Bay Times 

A beautiful review in the Chicago Tribune: “Surely the best book written about what it means to love cats, and to wonder if they love you, since Carl Van Vechten’s The Tiger in the House.’”

Publication — “Why’s this so good?” No. 67: Dan P. Lee and Travis the killer chimp” on Nieman Storyboard