Tod Goldberg is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books, including the novels Gangster Nation (Counterpoint), The House of Secrets (Grand Central), which he co-authored with New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer, Gangsterland (Counterpoint), a finalist for the Hammett Prize, Living Dead Girl (Soho Press), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Fake Liar Cheat (Pocket Books/MTV), and the popular Burn Notice series, which were named finalists for the Scribe Award on three different occasions. Tod’s short fiction has also been collected in two acclaimed collections, Simplify (OV Books), a 2006 finalist for the SCIBA Award for Fiction and winner of he Other Voices Short Story Collection Prize, and Other Resort Cities (OV Books). His essays, journalism, and criticism have appeared in numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Wall Street Journal, and for many years Tod was a columnist and book critic for several Las Vegas newspapers, earning five Nevada Press Association Awards for excellence. In addition, his essay “When They Let Them Bleed” was selected for Best American Essays in 2013. His books have been published around the globe, including in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, France, England, and Australia. For his body of work, Tod was honored with the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.
In addition to his work on the page, Tod is also the cohost of the podcast Literary Disco, along with Julia Pistell and Rider Strong. Literary Disco has been named one of the best literary podcasts in the world by Mashable, Bustle, Good Housekeeping, Los Angeles Times, Electric Literature, and countless others. He is also the co-host of Open Book, with Maggie Downs, on KCOD-FM, local public radio in the greater Palm Springs region.
He lives in Indio, CA with his wife, the writer Wendy Duren.