The latest updates.

Fiction editor of new literary journal, Scoundrel Time

31 Jan 2017

I’m happy to be Fiction Editor and contributor to a new online  literary journal, Scoundrel Time, which features creative responses to the current political era. You can find the website here.




My story “Theft” from Refund featured as a Weekend Read on website For Book’s Sake

09 Dec 2016

Happy that the website “For Book’s Sake” features my story “Theft” from Refund as a Weekend Read this week. You can read the story here.

“What It Means to Be a Writer in the Time of Trump” in Huffington Post

18 Nov 2016

I have some thoughts on this subject, as do many other writers whose work I love, in this piece in the Huffington Post. You can read the article here.

“The Man Who Hated Us and Then Forgot” in The Fourth River magazine

25 Oct 2016

My short short creative nonfiction piece, “The Man Who Hated Us and Then Forgot” is included in The Fourth River magazine issue, a tribute to the Melanie Brown lecture series. You can read my story here (it’s on p. 9).

“A Town of Empty Rooms” included on list of Jewish literature

05 Oct 2016

Happy to be included on this list of books by Jewish women writers. You can read Erika Dreifus’ essay on the state of Jewish literature essay here.

Judge for National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Program

02 Oct 2016

I was honored to be one of the judges for the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Program. My selection was the novel “Transoceanic Lights” by S. Li. You can read about the winners and judges here.

Book Riot’s Literary Tourism in Iowa City

29 Aug 2016

Happy to be mentioned in this piece on beloved Iowa City; you can read the article here: 

Joining faculty of Warren Wilson MFA program for July residency

18 Jun 2016

I’m honored to join the faculty of the Warren Wilson low-residency MFA program for the July, 2016 residency; you can see the full list of faculty here.

New short short story in Los Angeles Review of Books

16 Apr 2016

My short short story, “Drop Drill” appears in the Winter 2016 issue of Los Angeles Review of Books. You can order the issue here.

Bustle includes Refund on list of story collections to read

15 Apr 2016

The site includes Refund on a list of “Ten Story Collections for People Who Are Convinced They Don’t Like Story Collections.” You can read this great list here.

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