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Elon University & The Center for Fiction

December 2, 2013

I had the enormous honor of being a Visiting Writer at Elon University a few weeks ago. The English Department hosted me for three days and I got to meet students, run workshops, give a reading, and judge a story contest (the first place story was outstanding). I’ll be teaching again this spring, a 6-week short story workshop, at the Center for Fiction in New York City.




Poets & Writers

June 6, 2013

A little bit of writerly advice for the Writers Recommend feature at P&W.




The Atlantic

May 28, 2013

For the “By Heart” series in The Atlantic—in which writers write about a favorite literary passage—I wrote about a section of Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations.




McSweeney’s

May 9, 2013

Inspired by George Packer’s piece on “gender reveal” parties for The New Yorker, I wrote about “genre reveal” parties for McSweeney’s. Learn how to plan your own here.




My First Time

May 6, 2013

Writer David Abrams, author of Fobbit and keeper of the fine literary blog The Quivering Pen, asked me to contribute a piece to his “My First Time” series. I wrote about how my very first short story acceptance arrived.




A Public Space

April 10, 2013

I was very happy to be invited to answer 7 Questions for A Public Space.




Ann Arbor News

April 10, 2013

A brief interview in my hometown paper. My reading at Nicola’s was a highlight of the tour so far.




Necessary Fiction

April 10, 2013

Delighted to contribute a “Research Notes” piece to Necessary Fiction. It made me think hard about where my stories come from.




LitWrap

April 10, 2013

A brief interview about writing. I really liked these questions.




The Art of the Sentence – Fitzgerald

November 11, 2012

A short piece about one sentence from The Beginning of Spring by Penelope Fitzgerald.



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