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What Was Mine on NPR Radio

April 6th, 2016|

Thrilled to have been interviewed by "Book Talk" Joe Donahue on WAMC radio. Before the show, sitting in the green room waiting to go on, I listened to Joe chat with Suzanna Hermans,

IRL Lawyer from “Spotlight” Tells His Story

April 2nd, 2016|

OK, I know what writers do is important and all, but, hey, we're not the only storytellers, and the stories we tell (often our own wounding experiences reissued as fiction)

Ireland House and Doorknob Polishers

April 1st, 2016|

I was thrilled to read at NYU's Glucksman Ireland House last night, with my grandparents' old poster celebrating Irish independence projected behind me, a visual I stared at often in my youth, as

How Twitter Inspired a Book of New Poems Prompted by Old Telegrams

March 28th, 2016|

The last telegram was delivered in the US In January 2006. A few months later, Twitter was launched, the micro-blogging platform built on a telegram-like brevity of 140 characters. Twitter is how I

The Author’s Guild isn’t against Google Books

March 17th, 2016|

I went to my first Author's Guild meeting this week, the biggest, oldest organization for writers. It was their annual meeting, held in Scandinavia House--a really nice place for lunch, by the way. I've

Cover Reveal for Large Print

February 20th, 2016|

I didn't think I could like any cover better than the one we have. But I love what they're doing for the large print version.

Reading With Abigail Thomas at Hudson Valley Writers Center

February 1st, 2016|

What a privilege and honor it was to read yesterday with Abigail Thomas who has been a mentor and inspiration to me since 1995 when I knocked on her door on 112th Street to join

Best. Tweet. Ever.

January 31st, 2016|

In conversation with Claire Messud (video)

January 30th, 2016|

I am so grateful to Claire Messud, a writer whose work has long been an inspiration to me, for her gracious and generous intro and questions at Porter Square Books. What a great bookstore. With parking!

Tonite! Reading in Cambridge, in Conversation with Claire Messud

January 27th, 2016|

I'm excited to be reading with Claire Messud at one of the best bookstores in Boston, Porter Square Books. Claire is the author of THE EMPEROR'S CHILDREN and THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS,