spoonbenders_final_cover-974x1303Spoonbenders, to be published June 27, 2017 by Alfred A. Knopf, is the story of The Amazing Telemachus Family–both blessed and burdened by their psychic abilities–who after losing their matriarch and falling from grace on national television must now use their powers to find the spectacular in everyday life, as well as save themselves from the CIA, the local mafia, and a skeptic hell-bent on discrediting them.


Barnes & Noble
Powell’s Books


The tour will include Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Diego–and sweet home Chicago. I’ll also be doing local events in (new sweet home) Oakland and around the Bay Area. Then in September I’ll be doing the SFWA reading series in Portland and Seattle.

Details to come as I get them!

Around the world

Spoonbenders will be published around the world by these fine companies. Most publishing dates are not set–there’s translation work to do–but the translation into English was done by me, so riverrun will be publishing the book in the UK this summer, probably July.

UK: riverrrun / Quercus. Coming summer 2017
Italy: Edizioni Frassinelli
Poland: Czarna Owca
Brazil: Editora Rocco
China: China CITIC
Germany: Eichborn Verlag
Taiwan and Hong Kong: China Times
Hungary: Libri Kiadó
France: JC Lattès

…and more are in the works!


Spoonbenders has been optioned by Paramount TV, and will be executive produced by Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar, Steve Golin (who shared an Oscar for Spotlight), and Bard Dorros. I’ll also be an executive producer, and as soon as I figure out what that entails I’ll let you know. My media agent, Marty Shapiro, orchestrated that auction. He rocks.


The announced print run is 75K copies. So you should be able to find it.

Knopf editor Tim O’Connell bought the book in an auction orchestrated by my samurai agent, Seth Fishman.