Books: the best home decor

Writers love to tell their students that they should focus on writing rather than publishing, that publication brings neither happiness nor fame, never mind money or security, blah blah blah, and all of that is true. But let's be candid: It is very nice to have something published. I am lucky to have a few of my writings out in the world. It's always a thrill and an honor whenever someone reads my work.

BOOKS (just the one so far!)

  • Landfallsnovel, 2015. Farrar, Straus & Giroux (North America). Little, Brown UK. Dumont Buchverlag (German edition). Neri Pozza (Italian edition). 


Short Fiction


  • "Fukuoka Airport," The Bare Life Review, Spring 2019 (Vol. 2).
  • "Renovating Reality: A Remembrance of J. D. McClatchy," The Rumpus, April 2018.
  • "I Hope Haruki Murakami Wins the Nobel Prize—And Will Be Thrilled When He Doesn’t," Literary Hub, October 2016.
  • "Going Around California's Big Bend," The Scotsman, October 26, 2015.
  • "On Late Starts and Lost Calls," Irish Times, October 22, 2015.
  • "Routine? What Routine?" FSG Work in Progress, July 2015.
  • "The Paradox of 'H is for Hawk,'" SIERRA Online, June 2015.