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...

Brooklyn Book Babes!

I spent yesterday with the Brooklyn Babes Bookclub, located in Dyker Heights. Their club has been going since 1997, and their meeting (hosted by Joann) included...

At Last, A Class!

For years, old students of mine, schools I've visited, and writers I've worked with have asked if I would ever teach a class again. (In the past I've taught at ...

3 Events this weekend in NYC

I'll be doing three events this weekend in NYC. The first is tonight at KGB Bar at 7 pm with One Story author Andrew Porter, whose great collection, The Theory ...

The Paideia School, Atlanta GA

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...

Girls Write Now, Santa Claus & You

Today I did a workshop with Girls Write Now, a great organization that provides guidance, support, and opportunities for New York City's underserved or at-risk ...

Books & Bars

Last night I appeared, big brother style, on a giant screen at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis. This was all part of a very cool bookclub called Books & Bar...

Le Bon Larron Returns

After a thrilling tour of France and Belgium as part of Les Belles Étrangères, I am finally back on U.S. soil. For those readers who missed it, you can check ou...