“The only thing I’d add is one more band name: Dowager Orgy.”
-Denis Johnson, author of Tree of Smoke
“Californium comes alive through its obsession with detail—not simply in how precisely Johnson evokes the era and locale, but in how details are vitally important to every single character.”
-Paul Fuhr, The Live Oak Review
“Johnson has written a new rites of passage in the Golden State. The boys in Californium are full of American hope and their reckoning is written with vivid care.”
-Ron Carlson, author of Return to Oakpine
October 16, 2016 interview on The How The Why podcast.
October 3, 2016 interview on Fuhrious with Paul Fuhr podcast.
August 1, 2016 interview with Writers & Readers Magazine.
6.18.18 – Californium reaches 100 reviews on Goodreads.
5.14.18 – Californium to be a FridayReads feature in The Journalix
1.31.18 – Alumni spotlight in K-State English
10.13.17 – A music playlist up for Californium at Largehearted Boy
7.20.17 – Californium reviewed and paired with a beer at Books + Brews
7.3.17 – Californium named a Staff Pick at Powell’s Books in Portland, OR
10.7.16 – New review of Californium at Like Oak Review
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