My work has appeared in Ploughshares, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Quarterly West, Better: Culture & Lit, The New York Times, and This American Life. I was named the 2011 Best Emerging Writer in Non-Fiction by the PEN American Center. I have a PhD from the University of Houston and an MFA from New Mexico State University. I was a Fulbright Scholar in India in 2002-2003 and I am a co-founder of the award-winning Poison Pen Reading Series in Houston, Texas. I've taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, and The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. My memoir, The Answer to the Riddle is Me, will be published January 14th, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
My publicist in the States is Megan Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have a dog. Her name is Sally.
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