bio

I'm a writer currently at work on a book about the secret life of socks for Bloomsbury's Object Lessons Series, due out in the fall of 2016.

I recently completed a memoir called The Twenty-Seventh Letter of the Alphabet. Twelve years in the writing, it investigates the mechanics of memory in a family haunted by mental illness, addiction, and incest.

My short stories and essays have appeared in Tin HouseAgni, the Gettysburg ReviewCrazyhorse, the New England Review, the Raritan Review, and elsewhere. Among the awards and recognitions I've been fortunate to have received are a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a P.E.N. New England Discovery Award, and an Artist’s Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.