Photos and video from the California Book Awards
To Be Sung . . . in Shanghai!
Video recording of Tom reading at the National Book Awards
Frequently Asked Questions
To read Tom's answers to questions about the writing process and his latest book,
Far Far Away,
read the interview published in
You wrote four novels and one picture book together. How do you collaborate, and why are you now writing separately?
Why did you write a novel from the point of view of a ghost?
Where can I find discussion questions and activities for
Far Far Away
Which tends to come first—the characters that populate your books, or the story lines that drive them?
Where do you write?
Question for Laura:
Why was it important to you to include the experiences of a young migrant worker in
Do you see characters’ faces as you write?
Will there be a sequel to
How often do you revise?
What kinds of books did you read as a teenager, and what do you read now?
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