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On panel “What to Write (and Read) in the Age of Trump” at Museum of Literature in Dublin

01 Jan 2020

I loved being part of a panel with Aleksander Hemon and Chris Beckett, moderated by Dolores Resano, at the Museum of Literature in Dublin on December 14, discussing “What to Write and Read in the Age of Trump.” I discussed the journal Scoundrel Time, where I’m Fiction Editor, and shared some of our journal’s wonderful work.

Keynote speech at conference at Clinton Institute of American Studies, University of Dublin

01 Jan 2020

I was thrilled to be a Keynote speaker on December 14, 2019, at the Clinton Institute of American Studies at the University of Dublin for the conference, “Alternative Realities: New Challenges for American Literature in the Age of Trump.” My talk was: “Fiction as Warning, Witness and Mirror: Reading from Stories from The New Order.”

My story “Refund” discussed in essay collection, “Neoliberalism and Contemporary American Literature.”

19 Dec 2019

“Refund” was discussed in an essay, “Fictions of Human Capital; Or, Redemption in Neoliberal Times,” by Christian P. Haines, in the essay collection, “Neoliberalism and Contemporary American Literature” edited by Liam Kennedy and Stephen Shapiro.

My story, “Where to Hide in a Synagogue,” noted in Pushcart Prize series

26 Nov 2019

“Where to Hide in the Synagogue,” originally published in Epiphany magazine, and included in The New Order, is a Special Mention in Fiction in Pushcart Prize 2020.

Cover for paperback of The New Order

17 Aug 2019

Here is the cover for the paperback issue of The New Order. It will be available November, 2019!

Booklist editor Donna Seaman praises “The New Order” in interview

07 Aug 2019

In an interview with Book Marks, Donna Seaman, editor of Booklist, says that “The New Order” “so incisively and unnervingly captures the newest forms of tyranny.” You can read the interview here.

Teaching class at Catapult NYC June 2

07 May 2019

I’ll be teaching a one-day class, “Strategies for Starting Your Short Story,” at Catapult NYC June 2, 1-5 pm. You can find out more and enroll here: lhttps://catapult.co/classes/1-day-fiction-master-class-exploring-strategies-for-story-beginnings?tab=about

Interview with radio show “Apropos of Something” about The New Order

25 Mar 2019

I talked to Nancy Laurence and Ellen Daniels of the Charlottesville radio show “Apropos of Something” about The New Order. You can listen to the show here. 

Interview with “Talk of Iowa” for Iowa Public Radio about The New Order

14 Mar 2019

I talked to Charity Nebbe for the radio show “Talk of Iowa” about The New Order. You can listen to the interview here. 

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