Hey there. 

I am author of the novel Walls and founding editor of Keep This Bag Away From Children.

This used to be a blog, but now it is just links to things. You can follow my current blog on Tumblr.

Here are my books:

WALLS (novel, 2014)

BUY NOW ON AMAZON (or email me at andrewworthington87@gmail.com for a signed copy)

reviews/coverage/wow: Vogue, Vice, Electric Cereal, HTMLGiant, Beach SlothLate Night LibraryPhiladelphia Review of Books, Banango Lit, Canton Repository, The FanzineEnclave, Shabby Doll House, Goodreads

This is the debut of a major new talent. Straightforwardly brilliant writing. This book is so honest, so American, so true to what it is like to be young in America today. At moments, Worthington reminds me of Fitzgerald, at other times of Salinger, and then, at other times, of Beckett. One more big name: If Knut Hamsun were a young American writing Hunger today, this is the book he would write. The subjectivity of the contemporary experience of our crazy, drug, text and PlayStation-fueled culture is perfectly described. If Worthington can continue to write as well as he does in this novel, he will be one of the greats of the start of the twenty-first century. 

-Clancy Martin, author of HOW TO SELL

What we like about his writing is that it feels honest. He doesn't ham it up, or try to capitalize on his idiosyncrasies. He also has some weird affects that would have been beaten out of him in a creative writing class, or by a New York City book editor, if he'd been in contact with one. He uses big words and is occasionally unguarded. In short, he's a natural writer, telling a story because he has to--he's not somebody reading the latest so-and-so and seeing a reflection of his own life, and then copying the so-and-so's shape.


Filled with things that make young life in the 21st century weird, like home-from-college trips to Applebee's with friends who never left your hometown, Worthington's debut novel Walls feels like a modern response to the original YA book, The Catcher in the Rye. Published with the support of alternative press Civil Coping Mechanisms, Worthington is part of a new group of writers, like Spencer Madsen and Mira Gonzalez, whose honest, youthful take on literature has flourished in the Internet age.


This book will make you feel like you're stranded in Ohio and you can't get away. Of course, it might be that you don't want to leave. It has a strong attraction, a strong pull. WALLS is a strong-ass book.

-Scott McClanahan, author of HILL WILLIAM

interview about the novel with Lucy K Shaw of Shabby Doll House




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