24 June 2013

Read "Summer of Newts!"

Fringe Magazine published my piece about a donuts, disasters and family today.  Read "Summer of Newts" here!

18 April 2013

We're All Safe

After the tragedy in my city on Monday, I wanted to simply say that all my people are safe, and I am deeply grateful for that.  That's about all I can get it together to say right now, so I will let another, much more famous author, respond for me.

He reminds us that Boston is great because it doesn't love easy things, here in Boston we love hard things.  And while no one can love what has happened recently here, our resilience, orneriness, and solidarity will get us through.

22 March 2013

Goodbye, Professor

I have to say goodbye to a serious, smart and talented author, a rigorous and generous professor, and a good friend. 


Chinua Achebe was the mentor who called to tell me, after V.S. Naipaul won the Nobel Prize for Literature, that when I win, I have to reject it rather than be in such poor company.


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/23/world/africa/chinua-achebe-nigerian-writer-dies-at-82.html?hp&_r=0

12 December 2012

Longform features "Rheumatic Fever"

My story "Rheumatic Fever" is today's feature in Longform's new fiction section.  Read all about it here!

26 November 2012

2013 Pushcart Prize Nomination

My story "All Stop" was nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize.  I couldn't be more thrilled!  Winners are announced in the spring.

03 November 2012

Fifth Wednesday is Out!

I just got my contributor copy of the new Fifth Wednesday journal, and it looks great!




You can order a copy, and read my story "All Stop" now by clicking here.