And So It Begins….

My new novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, is now officially pre-orderable at: Your Local Independent Bookseller (Indiebound) Powell's Amazon Barnes &...

The Art of World Building

Lev Grossman, Mark Thompson, Carole DeSanti & I discuss The Art of World Building for Aspen Words.

VQR’s Notes to Self

The nice folks over at Virginia Quarterly Review interviewed me for their "Notes to Self" Section. I shared a few of my doodles.

Bye, Bye Blackbird

In 1997, I met E.L. Doctorow at NYU. He taught me a great deal, not only about writing and editing but also about patience, and focus, and taking risks, and kin...

New Novel

Very happy to announce that my new novel, The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley, will be published by The Dial Press in March 2017, and by Tinder Press (UK) in Apri...

Tales of Two Cities

I've got an essay in the new anthology TALES OF TWO CITIES, edited by John Freeman, illustrated by Molly Crabapple and released by OR Books (and now Penguin has...

Goodbye, Woody Creek

For the past few weeks I've been the writer in residence at the Aspen Writer's Foundation. I'm so grateful to the crack-team who brought me out and took care of...

Wishing Stone

I'll be teaching a one week intensive writing workshop with the amazing Dani Shapiro at Blantyre, a 5-star luxury resort in the Berkshires, November 2-8th, 2014...