|Born||10 January 1971
Palm Springs, California
Tod Goldberg (born January 10, 1971, Palm Springs, California) is an American author and journalist best known for his novels Fake Liar Cheat (Pocket Books/MTV) and Living Dead Girl (Soho Press), and the short story collections Simplify (OV Books) and Other Resort Cities.
Goldberg's second novel, Living Dead Girl, was a finalist for the 2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery and was featured as one of January Magazine's top novels of 2002. His third book, Simplify, culled stories from the past decade of his career into one volume, the first published by OV Books, the book publishing arm of the literary journal Other Voices. It received notable reviews in numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and Chicago Sun-Times and was named a 2006 finalist for the Southern California Booksellers Association Award in Fiction. His next book of short stories, Other Resort Cities,  was released in October 2009 by OV Books to wide acclaim, including a positive review from the Los Angeles Times.
In 2005, he was named Teacher of the Year by the students at the UCLA Extension program, where he taught creative writing. He's the administrative director of the MFA in creative writing program at University of California-Riverside's Palm Desert, California, campus.
He is the brother of novelist Lee Goldberg and authors Linda Woods and Karen Dinino, as well as the nephew of true crime author and novelist Burl Barer. He lives in La Quinta, California with his wife, Wendy Duren, also a writer.
- OV Books. pp. 200. ISBN 978-0981589992
- Los Angeles Times, "'Other Resort Cities' by Tod Goldberg," December 27, 2009
- Amazon Listing
- Amazon Listing
- The Giveaway Amazon.com page
- The Journal of Cultural Conversation, "Interview with Tod Goldberg," May 30, 2009
- Tod Goldberg's Official Website
- Tod Goldberg's Blog
- OV Books Page
- Interview in SmokeLong Quarterly
- Short Story "This Is What You Left Behind" in SmokeLong Quarterly
- Review Los Angeles Times Review of Other Resort Cities
- Jewish Journal: "So Many Authors, So Little Time"