Why I love the Gowanus, Pt. 1

Every day, I walk over the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. I live about a block away, and have to cross it to get to the studio where I write, and also to the One St...

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...

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 c...

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 peri...

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 worksh...

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...