Author Archive

I’m delighted to announce that my second novel, Golden Delicious, will be published by Melville House on April 26, 2016. As the publication date for that book approaches, I’ll be shifting my energies to – please check that site for blog entries, book news, and event listings.

The last day of Festival America was fantastic but bittersweet.  I had the chance to take part in debates alongside such accomplished writers as Amy Grace Loyd, Stuart Nadler and Paul Harding, to meet many new readers, and to sign books – both in French at the Le Nouvel Attila table and in English at […]


One of the best aspects of this trip has been the chance to experience it with my father, Gerard. Not only are we very close, but the book is dedicated to him and inspired in part by our relationship. Were it not for the sacrifices he made for me and my brother, furthermore, I wouldn’t […]

Yesterday I took part in a “Cafe des libraires” – each author’s most prominent event at Festival America – called “Quelle Famille.” I had the pleasure of sharing the stage at the Hotel de Ville in Vincennes with authors Jami Attenberg and Stuart Nadler.  It’s been amazing to speak to so many different writers at […]

On Friday night I was given the opportunity to read at the wonderful Librairie Charybde, a bookstore not far from Gare de Lyon in Paris.  Owned by Hugues Robert, Charybde presents its readers with a carefully-chosen selection of French books – it’s intimate and inviting.  For this event, I read selections in English and Hugues read […]

Christopher Boucher chez Obliques from Obliques on Vimeo.

Last night’s event at Librairie Obliques in Auxerre was nothing short of a gift from beginning to end. I took the train from Gare de Bercy in Paris yesterday afternoon, and I was met at Auxerre St. Gervais by Grégoire Courtois, owner of the bookstore. Before the reading, I had a chance to walk through […]

With some free time yesterday afternoon, I walked down Boulevard Henri IV, crossed over La Seine, and followed Quai de la Tournelle over to Shakespeare & Company.  While this store isn’t the famous Modernist haunt owned by Sylvia Beach until 1940, George Whitman’s store at at 37 rue de la Bûcherie is a bustling literary hub […]

My first day in Paris was fantastic in many ways, but the entire day was underscored by the kindness and generosity of Le Nouvel Attila. They’ve arranged for me to stay in a hotel not far from Place de Bastille (pictured to the right), a delightful neighborhood filled with cafes, bookstores and music stores. I […]