Lev Grossman, Mark Thompson, Carole DeSanti & I discuss The Art of World Building for Aspen Words.
There will be an all city read of The Good Thief in my hometown of Salem, Massachusetts this summer: August 21-24, 2014. Thanks to Patricia Zaido and the Salem Partnership for putting it all together. Go here for a full list of events and times.
Thanks to the faculty & students of Clarkstown South High School for reading The Good Thief! This week I skyped into their classes. If your school is reading The Good Thief, go here to find out more about scheduling a school visit. In the meantime, enjoy these shots from the kids at Clarkstown. Personally, I’m […]
An interview I did a while back with Jonathan Bastian for Aspen Public Radio’s Page by Page just went up as a podcast. We talk about The Good Thief, but also One Story and various ways writers can negotiate social media, especially shy ones, like me. Want to listen? Go here.
Just before the holiday began, I spoke with a group of students from the Paideia School in Atlanta, GA who had been studying The Good Thief. Their teacher, Greg Chagnon, a talented writer and Sirenland alum, organized a skype talk with the class, where we talked about the different characters, and which actors would be best to play […]
I’m heading off to do a brief tour of readings. At each of these events I’ll be showing slides of graveyards and giving away things from The Good Thief: wishing stones, St. Anthony medals, and bottles of Mother Jones’s Elixir for Misbehaving Children. It would be great to see some of you–I hope you’ll come […]
A few months ago, I spoke with the Osceola County Library Book Club from Florida. One of the questions they asked me was about the inspiration behind the mousetrap factory that appears in The Good Thief. This picture explains it all. It’s from a children’s book called Pinchpenny Mouse (now sadly out of print), written […]