A Novel Bunch

Thanks to 'The Novel Bunch' bookclub in South Carolina, for picking The Good Thief as their read this month, and to Amy Knight, for passing on their photo. Hope...

Sirenland

Since 2007, along with my mentor, author Dani Shapiro, and her husband, the screenwriter Michael Maren, I've been organizing a writer's conference called Sirenl...

Barcelona

I've been in Barcelona the past few days to promote the Spanish & Catalan editions of The Good Thief with the good people of Anagrama. In a brief period of ...

Another Class!

I'll be teaching another fiction class this spring, this time at the Center for Fiction, from April 6-June 8, 2010. This will be a more traditional workshop--th...

More School Visits

I've made a number of school visits this past month. The first was with a group of talented girls from The Young Women’s Leadership Schools in NYC. We met up at...

Manalapan, NJ Bookclub

I had a great time talking about The Good Thief last month with a bookclub from Manalapan, NJ that meets at the Monmouth County Library. My mother was a librari...

Reviewed in 3 Words

Thanks to Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, NC for this three word review of The Good Thief--and for making Ren's story a staff pick!

While I Breathe, I Hope

Last week I visited South Carolina for the very first time. I learned their state motto: Dum Spiro Spero (While I breathe, I hope) and their state dance: The Sh...

Endurability

Author Dani Shapiro (who has been a huge mentor for me, and probably one of the best teachers I've ever studied with) has a fantastic essay in today's LA Times,...

New Foreign Sales & Covers

I've got two new foreign editions of The Good Thief to share, and two more deals to announce. The first is a traditional Chinese translation, by Ecus House, whi...