My Recent Fiction

My short stories have been published in a variety of journals. I’ve received a variety of writing scholarships, most notably to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia. I also speak at various conferences on the nature of fiction and journalism in places such as Fordham University and the Disquiet Writing Conference in Lisbon.

I am the Fiction Editor at award-winning site,  Guernica / A Magazine of Art and Politics. My work has been praised by Esquire and has received several major literary awards, such as the Caine Prize for African Writing (known also as the “African Booker”).

Guernica is a four-time PEN World Voices participant, and has an average of 100,000 unique visitors. As editor, I’ve published works by Jesse Ball, Rivka Galchen, Francisco Goldman, Sam Lipsyte, Ben Marcus, and Claire Messud.

I’ve read my fiction and nonfiction at some 40 venues in New York City and around the world.



All pieces below are also available as compressed files through my account. Many of them are also archived at


Joe + Gigs
ThisCountry (link)


Watching Our Reflections on TV While We Wait (PDF)

The Missing Years (Link)

InDigest First Anniversary Issue
The Town Secrets (Link)

Noö Journal
Baby Love (PDF)

Our Stories Literary Review
Power Ballad (PDF)

Lullaby (Link)

(Older Stories are also Available)


In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself (Amazon Link) The story anthologized is also on Fictionaut (PDF)

Best Of Our Stories (Link)

Fiction | Nonfiction