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.
My first post-Praying Drunk story, “A Kidnapping in Koulev-Ville,” is included in Best American Mystery Stories 2015, edited by James Patterson and Otto Penzler.
I reviewed Kirstin Valdez Quade’s Night at the Fiestas for the New York Times Book Review.
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.
Some good news: Milan-based publisher Baldini & Castoldi has acquired translation rights to Praying Drunk and In the Devil’s Territory. The books will be available to Italian readers in 2016 and 2017.
I’m happy that Praying Drunk made the Amazon Best Books of 2014 list for short stories, alongside such heroes as Lorrie Moore, Margaret Atwood, and Donald Antrim.
I’m trying to remember what my grandfather looked like when he was alive and I knew him, but all I have to work from is a photograph taken before my mother was born. Is he on his way to hellraise or to declare whatever sounded enough like undying love to get the yes and theContinue reading “Trying to Remember”