Kevin Wilson is the author of the collections Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award, and Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine, as well as two novels- The Family Fang and Perfect Little World. He lives with his family in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he is an associate professor in the English department at the University of the South.
'Funny, surreal, and tender.' * Observer * 'A delightful, stealthily affecting story about what it means to be a family.' * The Times * 'Nothing to See Here is one of the most unique and captivating stories I have ever read. It is charmingly addictive-I didn't want to put it down...You'll just love this wonderful book.' * Better Reading * 'Completely engaging...Wilson has a laconic wit in his writing that makes Nothing to See Here such an easy read.' * Stuff.co.nz * 'Delightfully absurd and a refreshing treat.' * Better Read Than Dead * 'Disturbing, rollicking, and unabashedly in love with life.' * AV Club * 'A complicated, charming, and totally engrossing story about friendship, family, and the things we want people to know about us.' * Town and Country * 'Wilson's vibrantly original new novel about a woman's adoption of moody twins who (literally!) catch on fire gets plenty weird, but resonates as a warm, funny ode to the mysteries of parenthood.' * Entertainment Weekly * 'The oddly humorous narrative is peppered with such random, laugh-out-loud gems...As big-hearted as it is bizarre, Nothing to See Here is a charming story about people who do not fit into conventional boxes forging unlikely bonds and finding their place in the world.' * Chicago Review of Books * 'Blackly funny and surprisingly sweet...If you're looking for an addictive and fun book to keep you sitting by the pool all day long, this may be just what you need.' * Readings * 'Though the conceit of the novel is startling, Kevin Wilson treats his characters with such love that the children's affliction quickly becomes believable.' * TIME * 'Wilson understands the mixture of affection and embarrassment that runs through all loving families. His satire is always marbled with tenderness....[this is] his most perfect novel. Paradoxically light and melancholy, it hews to the border of fantasy but stays in the land of realism.' * Washington Post * 'In this funny and affecting novel, Wilson has introduced one outlandish element that exposes more truth than strict realism could.' * Star Tribune * '[A] deadpan, hilarious modern fairy tale complete with impoverished heroine, cruel princess and neglected children with magical powers...You'll close the covers with a smile.' * Newsday * 'It's a satisfying ending, steeped in a very human mix of ambivalence and optimism. Wilson's ability to capture such tangled sentiments makes him a thoroughly engaging and appealing writer.' * Boston Globe * 'Wilson captures the wrenching emotions of caring for children in this exceptional, and exceptionally hilarious, novel.' * Publishers Weekly * 'There's hardly a sentence in Kevin Wilson's Nothing to See Here that feels like anything you've read before, that's how fresh his voice is, and how willfully, wonderfully bizarre the book's plot...That the supernatural elements of Nothing feel so right is a testament to Wilson's innate skill as a storyteller.' * Entertainment Weekly * 'Good Lord, I can't believe how good this book is...It's wholly original. It's also perfect...Wilson writes with such a light touch that it seems fairly impossible for the book to have a big emotional payoff. But there is, and that's the brilliance of the novel-that it distracts you with these weirdo characters and mesmerizing and funny sentences and then hits you in a way you didn't see coming. You're laughing so hard you don't even realize that you've suddenly caught fire.' * New York Times *