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Tommy Wallach

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I'm a Brooklyn-based novelist, screenwriter, and musician. I wrote "We All Looked Up" (a New York Times Bestseller) and "Thanks for the Trouble." My newest book is "The Anchor & Sophia," first in a trilogy set in a future North America which, for asteroid-collision-related reasons, has regressed to 19th century technology levels (oil lanterns, covered wagons, whiskey used as anesthetic, etc.).

As a musician I've released an EP with Decca/Universal Records, as well as a companion album for my first novel. I also makes music videos, including one that was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum. I currently reside in LA, where I am developing my books as TV shows and movies, so I can make enough money to afford kombucha, spin class, and my Scientol
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Honestly, like Voldemort before me, I've divided my soul up and spread it pretty evenly through all my characters (exc…more
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Honestly, like Voldemort before me, I've divided my soul up and spread it pretty evenly through all my characters (except maybe Bobo; I'm not like Bobo!). So I see pieces of myself in all of them. Eliza is probably the most similar to me in the most ways, but I play dumb video games like Andy, and I'm a high achiever (and a singer) like Anita. Peter is probably the least like me, which is sad, because he's also the nicest person in the book! Oh well...(less)
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We All Looked Up

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Thanks for the Trouble

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The first review of my upcoming book “Scorched Earth” is in from SLJ. It’s very nice.



This third and final book in the “Anchor and Sophia” trilogy takes place six weeks after the Black Wagon Massacre of book two. The four main characters start off separated, isolated, and not expecting to survive in the long term. Chapters continue to be told from each of their points of view, with every charact

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Writing doesn't require inspiration. It's work. Like being a plumber. You just sit down and do it every day. The inspiration comes sometimes, but it never lasts. You have to work anyway.
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The Motion Of Light In Water by Samuel R. Delany
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Delany is one of my favorite authors, and I was really interested to read about his early years in the Village. Everything in here having to do with his writing and his marriage was fascinating, but I'll admit I was a little thrown off by some extend ...more
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Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
Borne (Borne, #1)
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Honestly, I liked this even more than the Southern Reach trilogy (though the trailer for the adaptation looks fantastic). It's still undeniably a VanderMeer production, but there's more heart here, and the plot is a little easier to follow (if you as ...more
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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
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This book absolutely lived up to the hype. An original world alongside a unique and convincing take on magic. The twist is a classic, but composed so well that it still managed to pack an emotional punch. Damn good.
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“The best books, they don't talk about things you never thought about before. They talk about things you'd always thought about, but that you didn't think anyone else had thought about. You read them, and suddenly you're a little bit less alone in the world. You're part of this cosmic community of people who've thought about this thing, whatever it happens to be.”
Tommy Wallach, We All Looked Up

“You didn’t win the game of life by losing the least. That would be one of those—what were they called again?—Pyrrhic victories. Real winning was having the most to lose, even if it meant you might lose it all. Even though it meant you would lose it all, sooner or later.”
Tommy Wallach, We All Looked Up

“Those who have much to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.”
Tommy Wallach, We All Looked Up

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