Background

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Education:

  • Harvard College: B.A. in English and American Literatures and Languages
  • Iowa Writers’ Workshop: M.F.A. in Fiction.

Some Awards and Lists (Not Updated for a While):

  • American Literary Review Fiction Contest, 2010, judged by Donald Hays, Runner Up.
  • Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses, February 2009, Nominated.
  • Hunger Mountain, Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize, 2008, judged by Katherine Vaz, Winner.
  • Glimmer Train, Best Short Story Award for New Writers Competition, June 2009 and October 2008, Finalist.
  • Iowa Arts Fellow, 2006 – 2008: The Iowa Arts Fellowship is awarded to two fiction writers in the Workshop per annum to support their living and work.
  • Thomas Hoopes Prize, 2005: Awarded for excellence in a Harvard undergraduate honors thesis.
  • Edward Eager Memorial Prize, 2005: Awarded for excellence in a Harvard English Department honors thesis.