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Fiction writing, modern American literature, short stories

MFA, Fiction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Political Theory, Georgetown University

Journal Publications:
"Like a Good Mother," The Southern Review Volume 56:4, Autumn 2020
"The Age of Getting By," Witness, Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring 2019.
"Wish," Southwest Review Vol. 98, Number 4, 2013.
Where Do You Go?” New England Review Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring 2011. Repr. 2013 PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories (September 2013) 
Hopper’s Girl,” Story Quarterly Online Issue 44, 2011.
“You’re a Big Success,” The Carolina Quarterly Vol. 60, No. 3, Fall 2010.
March,” The L Magazine Vol. 8, No. 15, July 21- August 3, 2010.
 “A Real Arab Salon,” Avery: An Anthology of New Fiction, Winter 2009.
“A Perfect Rotation of the Earth,” The Southern Review Volume 43:4, Autumn 2007.

Publications in Anthologies:
Best American Short Stories 2021, honorable mention for “Like a Good Mother” 
“Where Do You Go?” PEN/O.Henry Prize Stories 2013 

Honors and Awards:
Provost's Award for Excellence in Part-Time Teaching 2021
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellow (Spring 2019)
MacDowell Felloship (January 2017)
Ragdale Center for the Arts Residency Award (2017)
Artist Fellowship in Fiction, Virginia Commission for the Arts, 2011-2012
Nominee, Pushcart Prize, 2012
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Friends of Creative Writing Award, 2008
University of Wisconsin, Madison, August Derleth Prize in Creative Writing, 2008
Artist’s Grant and Work Exchange Financial Aid Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, Summer 2008 (declined)
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Martha Meier Renk Prize Scholarship, Summer 2007
Edenfred Day Fellow, Edenfred artists’ retreat, Madison, WI, Summer 2007
Wesleyan Scholarship, Wesleyan Writers’ Conference, Wesleyan, CT, June 2006                       
Fiction Scholarship, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, St. Helena, CA, July 2005

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