Thomas Mallon

novelist and critic

Selected Works

Finale is the book that Thomas Mallon's work has been building toward for years. It is the most entertaining and panoramic novel about American politics since Advise and Consent, more than a half century ago.
"Mallon himself is deliciously witty. But it is his political fluency and unstinting empathy that transform the Watergate debacle into a universal tragicomedy of ludicrous errors and malignant crimes, epic hubris and sorrow." --Booklist (starred review)
"Some of the most lucid prose in contemporary American literature . . . [Mallon's] best book yet."
--Los Angeles Times
"Retro in style, modern in sensibility, compact, imaginative, and wildly entertaining."
--San Francisco Chronicle
“An astute, exhilarating tour of the mailbag . . . a charming, discursive delight. ‘Yours Ever’ is nuanced, informed, full-blooded, a vigorous literary salute."
--New York Times Book Review

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PBS--Overheard with Evan Smith

Center for Fiction Conversation with Dan Frank

FOX NEWS--"The Foxhole" interview

Appearance at Politics and Prose in Washington, D. C.

Appearance at the National Book Festival

Appearance at Roosevelt House, New York City

Saturday, September 5, 2015--5:00 p.m.--Signing and Reading at the National Book Festival, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015--7:00 p.m.--Reading at Book People, Austin TX, following taping of "Overheard" with Evan Smith.

Thursday, September 17, 2015--7:00 p.m.--Reading at Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT.

Friday, September 18, 2015--7:00 p.m.--Reading at Harvard Bookstore, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

Sunday, September 27, 2015--5:00 pm--Reading at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC.

Wednesday, September 30--7:00 p.m.--Event at St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015--7:00 p.m.--In conversation with editor Dan Frank, The Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St., New York City.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015--6:30 p.m.--Reading at Kramer Books, 1517 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC.

Saturday, November 7, 2015--10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.--24th Annual Abilities United Authors Luncheon/​Books Inc., Crown Plaza Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto, CA.

Monday, November 9, 2015--7:30 p.m.--Event with James Ellroy at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015--5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.--National Press Club, 38th Annual Book Fair, 529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC.