The Quest for Authenticity: A Red Ink Conversation

Red Ink is a quarterly series curated and hosted by Michele Filgate at Books are Magic, focusing on women writers, past and present. The conversation “Authenticity” took place in April 2019 and featured Hannah Tinti, along with Mira Jacob (Good Talk), Jennifer Pastiloff (On Being Human), Deborah Landau (Soft Targets), Grace Talusan (The Body Papers), […]

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 put out a paperback). Proceeds support the non-profit Housing Works in their quest to end homelessness and AIDS.

All City Read

There will be an all city read of The Good Thief in my hometown of Salem, Massachusetts this summer: August 21-24, 2014. Thanks to Patricia Zaido and the Salem Partnership for putting it all together. Go here for a full list of events and times.

A Class!

For the first time (in a long time) I will be teaching a six-week master class that is open to the public. This writing workshop will be limited to 10 students, and take place in Brooklyn, at the offices of One Story on Tuesdays, 6-9 pm, November 12-December 17th. Deadline to apply is Sept. 30th. […]

Tin House

A section of my new novel has been published in Tin House magazine. A big thanks to the editors for giving me a chance and to the readers who have been so kind. I’ll be helping launch the issue next week at Union Hall.

The Forgotten Waltz

Next Wednesday (Oct. 5th) I’ll be interviewing the Irish writer Anne Enright at Symphony Space. Best known for her Booker-Prize winning novel The Gathering, Enright is here in New York to launch her new book, The Forgotten Waltz. The Telegraph said of Enright’s work: Hers is a style that glories in minutiae. She modulates so finely between comedy and pathos, […]

Post-It Note Diaries

Last year the illustrator Arthur Jones contacted me about an anthology he was putting together, The Post It Note Diaries. I wrote a piece for him about playing in graveyards when I was a kid and he drew some wonderfully eerie pictures. Now, the book is coming out! Next Tuesday, Sept. 27th @ 7 pm I’ll […]

One Story Literary Debutante Ball

On April 29th, 2011, One Story is hosting our 2nd annual Literary Debutante Ball. This year we’re celebrating 5 One Story authors who have published their first books in the past year: Robin Black (If I Loved You I Would Tell You This), Susanna Daniel (Stiltsville), Seth Fried (The Great Frustration), Jerry Gabriel (Drowned boy) and […]