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.

Clarkstown South High School

Thanks to the faculty & students of Clarkstown South High School for reading The Good Thief! This week I skyped into their classes. If your school is reading The Good Thief, go here to find out more about scheduling a school visit. In the meantime, enjoy these shots from the kids at Clarkstown. Personally, I’m […]

Page by Page

An interview I did a while back with Jonathan Bastian for Aspen Public Radio’s Page by Page just went up as a podcast. We talk about The Good Thief, but also One Story and various ways writers can negotiate social media, especially shy ones, like me. Want to listen? Go here.


A few months ago, I spoke with the Osceola County Library Book Club from Florida. One of the questions they asked me was about the inspiration behind the mousetrap factory that appears in The Good Thief. This picture explains it all. It’s from a children’s book called Pinchpenny Mouse (now sadly out of print), written […]