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 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!