Publications & Awards

Publications

The Rumpus: The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Jeff Parker, September 2014.

Playboy: Love and Bourbon for Everyone, May 2014.

PlayboyXO on the Rocks: There’s a New Whiskey in Town, April 2014.

PlayboyWhy a Trusted Tailor Is Your Best Accessory, April 2014.

MatrixThe Devil and the Detective, spring 2014.

Route Nine: Yellow Brick on Market Street, March 2014.

Playboy: 7 Tips to Survive Jury Duty, February 2014.

Paper Tape: Super Happyman, February 2014.

Hobart Pulp: Holiday Festival Invitation, September 2013.

Marginalia: On Professor Achebe, April 2013.

Paradise Found: A Walking and Biking Tour of Northampton Through Poetry and Art: Downstairs Bonnie, Leveller’s Press, 2013.

TarnishedStiff Competition, Nonfiction Anthology, Pinchback Press, May 2011.

The Times (Cape Town, South Africa): The Pilgrims’ Progress in Africa, July 2010.

St. Petersburg Review: Yellow Brick on Market Street, fall 2010.

Words without Borders: The 2nd Pan-African Culture Festival, August 2009.

Tin HouseThe Long-Form Burrito Champion of the World, spring 2009.

Matrix:Closet, spring 2009.

Brooklyn Rail: Thumbs Up, May 2008.

Vibrant Grey: Stiff Competition, spring 2007.

The Literary Review: Earthquake I.D. by John Domini, spring 2007.

Muse & Stone: My Brother, spring 2007.

Crate Magazine: Urban Sink Hole, spring 2004.

Crate Magazine: I Am Pluto, fall 2003.

Shenzhen Daily: Shenzhen, China, 2001. Frequently sold articles to the leading English language newspaper in Guangdong Province.

The Idol: Shadow Diving, spring 2000.   

The following publications are available for purchase through the publishers’ websites:

Tin House #39 Spring 2009

Tarnished: True Tales of Innocence Lost, an Anthology

St. Petersburg Review

Awards

Notable Selection: The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010, edited by Dave Eggers.

Residency: Ledig House, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY, fall 2010.

AWP Intro Journal Nomination: UMass Amherst, 2004 and 2005. Sole winner of university-wide contest qualifying for the Associated Writing Program’s national competition in creative nonfiction. UMASS judges: James Tate (2005) and Peter Gizzi (2004).

MFA Fellowship: UMASS Amherst, 2003.

Eugene I. Yudis Prize: Union College, 2000. College-wide contest for the best submission in fiction.

Readings & Lectures

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, June 2011. (Fiction)

KGB Bar, New York, NY, March 2011. (Nonfiction)

KGB Bar, New York, NY, November 2010.  (Fiction)

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, November 2011. (Fiction)

Publishing in Africa, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, October 2010. (Lecture)

The Flying Object, Hadley, MA, October 2010.  (Fiction)

International Fiction Evening, Pan-African Culture Festival, Algiers, Algeria, July 2009.  (Fiction)

MFA Programs and Publishing in the US, Nairobi, Kenya, December 2009. (Lecture)

Literary Translation, Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal, Quebec, April 2008. (Roundtable Discussion)

Sunday Salon, Brooklyn, NY, October 2008.  (Fiction)

Livelit, Amherst Books, Amherst, MA, September 2008.  (Fiction)

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