WAITING FOR LIGHTNING, a documentary film directed by Jacob Rosenberg and written by Bret, will world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX this March. To see the trailer, please visit the SXSW site.
Ramiro Rodriguez, the highly acclaimed artist who gained an international audience when the band TOOL used several of his images, has done a breathtaking broadside of Bret’s story “The End of Summer”. There are two limited editions of this relief print broadside: One version is on white stock with a run of 20, and the other is on brown stock with a run of 6. Each broadside is signed and numbered. Please email for more information. To learn more about the artist, visit his website.
Geraldine Brooks has selected Bret’s story “Soldier of Fortune” to appear in The Best American Short Stories 2011!
Bret’s story “Soldier of Fortune” has won a Pushcart Prize!
Jane Leavy has selected Bret’s essay “Danny Way and the Gift of Fear” to appear in The Best American Sports Writing 2011!
Bret has published a new essay “Don’t Write What You Know” in The Atlantic Monthly. Read it here:The Atlantic Monthly.
Tony Hawk thanks Bret on his Twitter page for the McSweeney’s review!
McSweeney’s has published Bret’s essay about skateboarder Tony Hawk’s new book. Read it here: McSweeney’s.net.
Bret has written a long essay about the professional skateboarder Danny Way for the August issue of Men’s Journal. Click here to read Danny Way and The Gift of Fear.
Amy Hempel has chosen Bret’s short-short story “Caiman” for New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best 2010!