Professor, Writing (2000). BA, 1992, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; MA, 1994, PhD, 1998, Brown University, Providence. Publications: TREASURE ISLAND!!! (Tonga Books, 2012); SHORT DARK ORACLES, (Caketrain, 2011); American Short Fiction; The Iowa Review, Fence; Conjunctions; Necessary Fiction. Anthologies: UNDERSTANDING THE ESSAY (Broadview Press, 2012); THE TOUCHSTONE ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY CREATIVE NONFICTION: 1970-PRESENT; DZANC BEST OF THE WEB 2010; A BEST OF FENCE: THE FIRST NINE YEARS. Awards: Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities; Best American Essays Notable Essays of 2001, 2003, 2006; Bridport Prize for Fiction, 2008.
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