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...

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 he...

Gun Lesson #1

People often ask me what I do for research. Well, here’s one example. I have never shot a gun in my life, except for a BB gun at camp when I was a little ...

My First Skype

I did my first bookclub via Skype the other day, with a public library in Clyde, OH. Many thanks to librarian Jill McCullough for talking me through the technol...

A Nice Review in Kansas

It’s great to still be receiving reviews of The Good Thief. I salute you, Emporia Librarians!

More bookclubs!

Two more bookclubs just sent me photos–the Osceola, FL group who sent me a copy of Pinchpenny Mouse, and another group from Richmond, VA I spoke with last...

Behind the Book

A great organization, Behind the Book, is hosting a fundraiser on Oct. 28th in NYC. I’ll be there hosting, along with Colum McCann and Martha Southgate. W...

Mothers & Sons Bookclub

Over the weekend I spoke with a bookclub of mothers and sons about The Good Thief. These moms read books with their sons and then have a fun night of talk and f...