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 out the highlights on twitter from Andrew Sean Greer, Colson Whitehead, Matt Madden, John Haskell and myself here. And if you speak French, you can […]

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 American writers whose work has recently been translated into French and putting us on tour across the country: Charles D’Ambrosio, Percival Everett, Forrest Gander, Andrew […]

Animal Crackers: Now in Chinese

Today I opened a box of Animal Crackers, translated into Chinese–traditional Chinese, that is–which is used in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. It’s an absolutely beautiful book, produced by Ink. What excited me the most about this version of Animal Crackers is that there are amazing black and white illustrations. One for each story. They […]