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January 9, 2016

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Published on January 09, 2016 06:18 • 16 views

September 22, 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.


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Published on September 22, 2015 08:19 • 39 views

March 24, 2015

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


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Published on March 24, 2015 06:08 • 51 views

January 14, 2015

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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.


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Published on January 14, 2015 11:14 • 75 views

December 4, 2014

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Published on December 04, 2014 13:52 • 53 views

December 1, 2014

November 19, 2014

I’ve been battling some nagging health issues the last few months — nothing too serious, promise — and I’m behind on many varieties of correspondence and important work. If I owe you an email reply or even some work, I’m back to work now, rolling up my sleeves, trying to catch up as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and forebearance!


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Published on November 19, 2014 09:21 • 56 views

November 18, 2014

baldini-castoldiSome 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.


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Published on November 18, 2014 17:17 • 33 views

November 9, 2014

KyleMinorandPrayingDrunk2014-amazon-editors-best-books-pick1I’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.


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Published on November 09, 2014 23:06 • 37 views

October 1, 2014

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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 the ring? I’m imagining hard and writing hard and drawing hard but I can’t bring him back.


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Published on October 01, 2014 01:50 • 51 views