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 & Bars, that brings about 100 or so readers in each month to have a drink, skype-style, with authors and talk about their books. Highlights last night were: a dissected frog encased in glass (given to me by Rob Weisbach), an appearance by One Story author John Jodzio & Minneaplis based Replacement Press, who are publishing his fantastic collection, If You Lived Here, You’d Already Be Home in March 2010, my dog Canada barking, a display of my paper targets (congrats to Ben Trappey–who won one by guessing which character I had originally killed off at the end of the book), and readers telling me their favorite parts of The Good Thief. Top choices were: Dolly coming back from the dead, Ren reading The Lives of the Saints,  the sharing of the dwarf’s toys with Brom & Ichy, and Ren’s big story at the end. Below are a few shots from the night. I’d be happy to raise a skype-glass with you anytime, Minneapolis. May you live long and prosper.


  1. What a fun night. It was great to hear you talk about your book. Special thanks for your kind words on IF YOU LIVED HERE YOU’D ALREADY BE HOME! A fantastic collection, indeed!

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