April 1, 2013
February 28, 2013
I’ve finally finished a new novel, almost seven hundred pages, seven years in the making. It follows the lives of a German boy and a French girl during World War II, and is about radio, puzzles, natural history, and a fabled diamond. It will be published by Scribner in early 2014, but in the meantime readers can find a small piece of it in the new issue of Tin House (This Means War).
January 10, 2013
Is wonder really a survival skill? It might be. Orion Magazine has just released a collection of essays testifying to the power of beauty and the importance of humility—and a deep belief, even amid darkness and uncertainty, in wonder’s essential role in our lives. This slim paperback includes Anthony’s essay, “Window of Possibility.”
July 17, 2012
Orion asked thirty writers and thinkers to name one thing we will increasingly need over the next thirty years if humans are going to find a way to live happily, sustainably, redeemably on earth. The result is a fascinating little book featuring essays by Ralph Nader, Diane Ackerman, Carl Safina, Pete Seeger and many others. My contribution is titled “Empty Pockets.”