During this program, Pauls Toutonghi talks about his novel, Evel Knievel Days.
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Pauls Toutonghi was born in 1976 to an Egyptian father and a Latvian mother. His writing has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, Zoetrope: All-Story, The Boston Review, Five Chapters, One Story, Sports Illustrated, Book Magazine, and numerous other periodicals. He received a Pushcart Prize for his short story, Regeneration, which appeared in The Boston Review in 2000, when Pauls was twenty-three.
His first novel, Red Weather, came out from Random House in 2006. It was translated into Latvian and German — and received good reviews in periodicals across the country, including The Miami Herald, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Oregonian, The Chicago Tribune, and The San Francisco Chronicle.
After receiving his PhD in English Literature from Cornell University, Toutonghi moved from Brooklyn, New York to Portland, Oregon — where he now teaches at Lewis & Clark College.
Read a review of Evel Knievel Days at KirkusReviews.com.
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You'll find Evel Knievel Days and other books by Pauls Toutonghi at Fact & Fiction in downtown Missoula, on the UM campus at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture or the UC Bookstore, or at your local independent bookseller.
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