I’m a novelist, short story writer, teacher, critic, and the author of The Exhibition of Persephone Q

My work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Paris Review, Foreign Policy, The Nation, Harper’s Blog, Bookforum, 4Columns, BOMB, Tin House, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. I’ve received fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, Art OMI, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Vermont Studio Center. 

The Exhibition of Persephone Q (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) was selected as a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice.

This short story received an honorable mention in Best American Short Stories of 2020. 

I live in New York and teach fiction at Catapult and Columbia University.

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