I’m the author of the novel, THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE’S GONE, (Henry Holt and Co. 2013) a book about a marital crisis that ensues upon the birth of a baby. The book was featured in The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune, and was an O Magazine pick of the week. The New York Public Library chose my short story, “Evidence,” the title story of a collection in-progress, for Stories on the MTA, a Digital Archive 2019. Other works including non-fiction and poetry appeared in Arrowsmith, New England Review, Columbia, The Rumpus, The Coachella Review and The Huffington Post among other venues and received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and The Columbia Fiction Award. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence and The Brooklyn College CUNY MFA program, I taught creative writing at NYU, Eugene Lang College, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and recently the University of Chicago. I live in Chicago and Eastern Long Island with my family, am at work on a new novel and serve on the National Council of Graywolf Press.