Matthue Roth

Matthue Roth's first book, Never Mind the Goldbergs, was a NYPL Best Book for the Teen Age and an ALA Best Books nominee. His latest is The Gobblings, illustrated by Rohan Daniel Eason. By day, he's a video game designer. He lives in Brooklyn with his family and keeps a secret diary at


Why Authors Like to Torture People We Love

How to Write about Moving a Mountain


Why Kids Love Scary Stories

A Lonely Golem


Publishing a Real Life Old-Fashioned Book

Writers Should Get Up Early

Jews, Non-Jews, and Being Losers Together