The Last Detail
His first novel, which was adapted into the classic film starring Jack Nicholson. Nominated for three Oscars.
Experiences as a high school teacher in a wealthy suburb.
Interlocking stories of the coal town of his birth.
Harper & Row
Adapted to film, starring James Cann and Marsha Mason. Nominated for three Oscars.
Harper & Row
Based on a true story of a jealous mother who wanted her daughter-in-law dead.
Tom Mix Died For Your Sins
A biographical novel based on the life of the silent film cowboy star.
Based upon his travels with a tent circus throughout the South.
An Unmarried Man
The agony of a broken marriage and the joy of finding new love.
Last Flag Flying
The sequel to The Last Detail, 35 years later. Now a movie streaming on Amazon starring Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, and Steve Carell.
A wry, slightly surreal comic novel about love, human connection, and the trials of small-town life.
Feel Bad About My Dick
At a used book sale, Ponicsán picked up Nora Ephron’s “I Feel Bad About My Neck.” It inspired him to write his first non-fiction book. Part parody, part memoir, part social analysis.
As Anne Argula
These four titles comprise the mystery series Ponicsán wrote under the pen name Anne Argula. The first, Homicide My Own, was nominated for an Edgar Award.
American Heritage Magazine – (Interview with Tim McCoy)
Los Angeles Times (Book reviews)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner (Thrice weekly columnist)
Tricycle Magazine – “Dog” (Article)