News

 

  • October 27, 2015. On the second anniversary of his death my essay on Lou Reed appears in the new issue of Guernica. 
  • October 20, 2015, 6:30 PM. Reading at the College of Staten Island’s Schwerner Writer’s Series 
  • October 1, 2015, 4:30 PM. Reading in George Mason University’s Fall for the Book Festival. 
  • July 2, 2015. The Virginia Quarterly Review has done me the honor of publishing my essay on (among other things) tigers, movie trailers, CGI animation, idolatry and extinction. And gracing it with the stunning illustrations of Danica Novgorodoff.  
  • June 12-16, 2015. Teaching at the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference in Homer, Alaska. 
  • March 2015. My short story “A Great Heart-Burning” will appear in StoryQuarterly 48. My first published work of fiction in almost 10 years. 
  • January 2015. Check out “Death” in the quarterly edition of the L.A. Review of Books. 
  • October 9, 2014. Emma Bovary goes to the farmers market in Modern Farmer.
  • July 1, 2014, 1:00 PM. Reading at the Rutgers-Camden Summer Writers’ Conference. Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building.
  • June 23, 2014, 7:00 PM. Reading at the Bennington Writing Seminars, with Susan Choi. Carriage Barn.
  • Rewire Me lists my blog post “Ghost in the City” among the “10 Things We’re Reading (and Watching) Now 
  • May 15, 2014. My essay on Primo Levi and two ways of writing about the Shoah appears in the L.A. Review of Books  
  • 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 Writers in Gardens,sponsored by Sampsonia Way and City of Asylum
  • 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.
  • 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 PJune 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, 7:30 PM. Reading with Fiona Maazel at Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn NY
  • April 23, 2013. Reading at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
  • April 19, 2013, 8 PM. Reading with Thomas Mullen and Erin Sroka at Atlanta’s rockin’ True Stories series. Kavarna Bar & Coffeeshop, 707 East Lake Drive, Decatur, GA 30030
  • March 27, 2013, 8 PM. Reading with Carmen Gimenez Smith, Joy Katz, Michelle Gil-Montero and Sherrie Flick at a benefit for LAB at Assemble, 5125 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh 15224. 7 PM. Check out the fabulous baked goods!
  • Interview with Mark Lynch on WICN Public Radio, Worcester, MA.
  • Interview with Katie Britton on “The Roundtable” at WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
  • March 1, 2013. Reading, The Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705 CANCELED. SEE THIS PAGE FOR RAIN DATE.
  • February 28, 2013, 7 PM. Reading at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Kenan Hall 
  • February 26, 2013. Interview on The Mike Cuthbert Show on AARP Radio (click on “Find a Station”). The interview will be broadcast at noon the next day on Sirius XM. 
  • February 22, 2013, 12:30 PM  Interview on The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC.
  • February 20, 2013, 5: 30 PM Reading and talk at CCNY’s MFA Program, North Academic Center, 6th Floor. With Guernicas Michael Archer
  • January 6, 2013. Named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
  • December 30, 2012. A rave in The New York Times Book Review
  • December 14, 2012, 8 PM— Reading at Happy Ending, 302 Broome St., New York, NY, w. Dawn Lundy Martin
  • 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.” And something nice from the Tampa Bay Times 
  • My new essay “Travis the Menace” will be published on the Nieman Storyboard’s “Why Is This So Good”
  • December 4, 2012, 7 PMReading at Duquesne University, Barnes & Noble Cafe, 1015 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh PA, w. Michael Begnal 
  • December 1, 2012 — A big, fat generous review in the Chicago Tribune 
  • November 29, 2012– Nominated for a Pushcart Prize for my essay “The Finish of All Things” in Puerto Del Sol 47.2.  You can read an interview with me here
  • November 27, 2012, 7 PMReading at Barnes & Noble, Waterfront Store, 926 Freeport Ave., Pittsburgh PA