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...

An American in Paris

For the next 10 days I'll be taking part in Les Belles Étrangères, a festival hosted by the Centre National du Livre in France. This year they are hosting 12 Am...

IMPAC longlist!

The Good Thief has made the longlist for the 2010 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is the largest and mo...

I *Heart* Portland

A few weeks back I gave a reading at Powell's Bookstore in Portland, OR (one of my favorite book-buying spots). There I met June Reznikoff, who told me her book...