is a graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Program at UC Irvine. He is a former student of writer Jim Krusoe. His short stories, essays and commentaries have appeared in
Los Angeles Times
and an anthology, Geography of Fear.
An excerpt from his novel-in-progress,
Being Mr. Right, appears in a recent issue of
Green Mountains Review. Tonkovich has taught at UC Irvine, UC Irvine Extension, Santa Monica College, Irvine Valley College and University of Redlands, where he advises the student literary magazine. He works as a freelance editor, and in individual consultation with writers on fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. Tonkovich is a staff participant at the annual Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. He hosts a weekly literary arts program on Pacifica Radio affiliate KPFK in Los Angeles (90.7 FM/98.7FM). For more information on the program visit the station’s website
or the Bibliocracy Radio blog
is the author of five books of poetry, the short story collection
and the novels
Girl Factory, Erased
He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund.
Jim Krusoe teaches creative writing at Antioch University and Santa Monica College.