Recent News & Upcoming Events

Fall 2018: New title is official! Tell Me Who We Were, originally sold to William Morrow as The Translator’s Daughter, will be published in July and is available for pre-order on Amazon, IndieBound, and a variety of other sites. Cover coming soon!


Spring 2018: So grateful to the Vermont Studio Center for awarding me a 2018 fellowship. I'll be heading there later this year to work on the final edits of my story collection as well as the early stages of a new novel. Thank you, VSC!


Spring 2018: I'm thankful to the Tang Institute at Andover, an organization that is sponsoring my research as I develop a hybrid fiction workshop for young women. The course will launch this summer at Phillips Academy; more info can be found here. Please pass along to any high-school girls you know who will be rising 11th- or 12th-graders this summer and who are interested in pushing the boundaries of fiction writing and fiction workshops! 


Winter 2018: For all Boston-area high school students: I'll be working with the Andover Writers' Alliance, a fantastic Phillips Academy student organization, at their upcoming interscholastic symposium, Writing Citizenship, Democratizing Writing: A Symposium for Young Writers. If you're in high school and will be in the area on Sunday, February 18th, I hope you'll consider signing up -- participation is free, although space is limited. Check out the link for more info ...


Winter 2018: So unbelievably thrilled to share that William Morrow/HarperCollins has bought my linked collection, currently titled The Translator's Daughter, as well as an untitled novel. I am over the moon and cannot wait to get to work on the edits! Collection to be published in summer 2019!


Summer 2017: Looking forward to attending the Sewanee Writers' Conference this summer on a Tennessee Williams Scholarship in fiction. Let me know if you'll be there!


Spring 2017: I'm grateful to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, where a recent residency gave me the time and space to start a new novel. Thank you, VCCA!


Winter 2017: "Ten Kinds of Salt" (short story) was named a finalist in Glimmer Train's 2016 Family Matters Contest.


Winter 2017: Headed to Yaddo in early 2017 to continue working on my collection of linked storiesSincere thanks to the Yaddo Corporation for this gift of time!


Fall 2016: "Wedge of Swans" (short story) was awarded an honorable mention in Glimmer Train's 2016 Fiction Open.


Spring 2016: "An Accident of Nature" (poem) was published in the Winter 2016 issue of the Baltimore Review.


Winter 2016: The MacDowell Colony and the Ucross Foundation have awarded me 2016 fellowships to work on a developing short story collection. Tremendous thanks to both organizations!


Fall 2015: "The Translator's Daughter" (short story) was named a finalist for both the 2015 Robert and Adele Schiff Award, sponsored by the Cincinnati Review, and the Black Warrior Review's 2015 Fiction Prize. The story will be published in issue 42.2 of the Black Warrior Review (Spring 2016).


Fall 2014: "Sleight of Hand" (poem), originally published in the Harvard Review, was recently selected for reprint on Verse Daily