We are entering the final countdown!! FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED comes out in just weeks, on March 5th, and I’m almost ready to ride off into the sunset! I’ve got my final author copies from the printer. It’s so legit, I toured it all around town. A sci-fi take on immigration! A book-within-a-book! A … More Countdown!
It’s been a pleasure to work with Southern Indiana Review. My story “The Cave” is in the fall issue — I’m proud to have my work face this astoundingly beautiful artwork by Brianna McCarthy!
From the time I first started calling myself a writer, I wished I could see into the future, to see a version of myself who had finished a manuscript. Even as I worked on my first novel, I felt little certainty about if or when I’d finish. Then, when it was done and I sought … More The ARC of History is Long: A Book Timeline
My short story “Been Fighting Since” won second place in phoebe’s 2018 fiction contest! Karan Mahajan, author of The Association of Small Bombs, selected it. “Been Fighting Since” is about twins, child soldiers, the old/new city of Berlin and the mysterious liminal state of blackout drinking. But really, it’s about whether it’s ever possible for … More Been Fighting Since
The Writers’ Room of Boston Fellowship named me as Finalist for 2018-2019. At the WROB reading and celebration last month, I got the chance to meet lots of the other Fellows and hear about their exciting projects! (And I ate lots of free cheese! And when I left my notebook and library book at the … More The Writers’ Room of Boston knows how to throw a party
OPOSSUM’s beautifully-designed Fall 2017 issue is now out in print (and vinyl!) and available for sale. The issue includes “The Beard,” my short story about loneliness, culling produce, and the unpredictable repercussions of getting a visible tattoo. Put it on the turntable and give it a spin.
Gute Nachricht! My short story “Been Fighting Since” was longlisted for the 2017 Berlin Writing Prize. Though I’m slightly disappointed not to get to hang out in Berlin for a month, I send freundliche Grüßen to the winners.
I heard from a stranger that the Pushcart folks had given my short story about killer killer whales, “Pods,” a Special Mention in the The Pushcart Prize XLI anthology. Turns out the rumors are true — see the photographic evidence provided by my mom! (I’m listed under my old name, which is how the story … More Pushcart Prize Special Mention
FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED, my debut novel, will be published next year. It’s literary sci-fi/alternate history that explores New York City, immigration issues, and how people deal with loss. (I’ll tag this post with one of my favorite disorienting NYC pictures.) I’m delighted to be working with Tin House Books to bring this book … More The near future Near Future
My music-and-obsession story “The Beard” will be published in a future issue of OPOSSUM. They do three music-themed online issues per year, plus a print edition that comes with a 7″ record! Pretty dope.