Tod Goldberg

Noir at the Bar LA, Friday, May 5 at 7:30pm (LitFest in the Dena VIP Authors & Participants’ reception), and Book Talk and Literary Podcasting, Saturday, May 6 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Tod Goldberg is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books, including The Low Desert, a Southwest Book of the Year, Gangsterland, a finalist for the Hammet Prize, Gangster Nation, The House of Secrets, which he co-authored with Brad Meltzer, and Living Dead Girl, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. For the last decade he’s been the co-host of Literary Disco, named one of the top literary podcasts by the Washington Post, The Guardian, Mashable and more. He is a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, where he directs the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts.

Books That Make a Difference: Fifth Business by Robertson Davies, Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell, Empire Falls by Richard Russo, The Laws of Evening by Mary Yukari Waters, Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard.