A writer of fiction, translations, and essays, I have published in Collier’s, Harvard Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Prairie Schooner, The Threepenny Review, and other magazines and journals.  My short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize (“My Life as Mark Wahlberg,” “A Christmas Letter”) and “Best of the Net” award (“Meat Dreams”).

A former Fulbright scholar to France, I hold an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and an MPhil in English from Oxford University, and I spent time at Fundación Valparaíso, Spain as a Fiction Fellow.  I have taught writing and literature at the University of Portland, Pacific University, the University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara University, and Gotham Writers’ Workshop, and I have also done editorial work for Zoetrope: All-Story.  I currently teach in the English Department at the University of Virginia.


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