New Interview at the Arkansas International

I did an interview with the Arkansas International, the new magazine out of the MFA program at the University of Arkansas. Check out their debut print issue, too, which features a new excerpt from my not-yet-published novel The Sexual Lives of Missionaries.

Best American Mystery Stories 2015

9780544526754My first post-Praying Drunk story, “A Kidnapping in Koulev-Ville,” is included in Best American Mystery Stories 2015edited by James Patterson and Otto Penzler.

New York Times Book Review

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I reviewed Kirstin Valdez Quade’s Night at the Fiestas for the New York Times Book Review.

Story Prize Spotlight Award

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Just heard the good news that Praying Drunk was chosen the winner the Story Prize Spotlight Award, by former O. Henry Prize Stories editor Larry Dark and Julie Lindsey. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony in New York, at the New School Auditorium, on March 4.