About

Education, Awards and Honors

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, M.F.A IN CREATIVE WRITING

Admitted to advanced fiction classes with E.L. Doctorow, Jonathan Safran Foer, Zadie Smith, Darin Strauss

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, B.A. IN ENGLISH WITH HONORS

Winner of the Francis LeMoyne Page Creative Arts Award for best thesis in the Creative Writing Program
Winner of the Outstanding Work by a Senior Award in the Creative Writing Program
Winner of the Ward Prize in 2007 and in 2008, given to exceptionally promising members of the Creative Writing Department
Winner of the Edwin F. Ferris Class of 1899 Grant for Summer Internships in Journalism

Winner of a Pushcart Prize, “The Home for Buddhist Widows”, West Branch 2017
Winner of The Pinch’s Fiction Contest, “The Replacement Wife”, 2017

Honorable Mention, New Millennium Fiction Contest, “Enjoy Our Fair City”

Residencies

chosen as Tennessee Williams Scholar, Sewanee Writers Conference July 2016
Admitted to Kimmel Harding Nelson Arts Center August 2016
Admitted to Ragdale Writers’ Residency May 2016
Admitted to Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference August 2015
Granted Fellowship to Vermont Studio Center, Spring 2015
Admitted to the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, Summer 2014, Summer 2015
Admitted to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Summer 2014
Artist in Residence, Byrdcliffe Artists’ Colony, Summer 2013
Recipient of “Emerging Writers” Fellowship, The Writer’s Room of Boston, 2011
Admitted to the Breadloaf New England Young Writers’ Conference May 2004
Scholastic Writing Awards National Gold Medalist for “The Last Soft-Serve”

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