Honors & Appearances


  • Anne and Robert Cowan Writers Award, Runner-Up, 2015
  • Moment-Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Awards, Second Place, 2015
  • Finalist, Lambda Literary Awards, General Gay Fiction Category, 2014
  • Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, 2012
  • Leapfrog Fiction Contest, Semifinalist, 2012
  • Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Awards, Winner, 2010
  • Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Awards, Honorable Mention, 2010
  • Associated Writing Programs Award Series in the Novel, Runner-up, 1992
  • Yale College Writing Awards: Wallace Fiction Prize, Veech Prize for fiction writing, Willets Prize for creative writing


Make Out Room, Litquake San Francisco, October 2015

La Movida wine bar and community kitchen, InsideStorytime reading, December 2014

Litquake San Francisco, October 2014

Litquake Palo Alto, August 2014

California Institute of Integral Studies, Mission at Tenth publication party and reading, September 2014

Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Lambda Awards Finalist Reading, May 2014

San Francisco Public Library, Lambda Awards Finalist Reading, May 2014

The Book Lady Bookstore, Savannah, April 2014

Books Inc., Castro, San Francisco, March 2014

Birchbark Books, Minneapolis, January 2014

Silicon Valley Jewish Community Center, Los Gatos, Schmooze with the Author, December 2013

Bluestockings bookstore, New York, November 2013

Barnes & Noble, Princeton, November 2013

Mosaic television program, KPIX, November 2013 (see News & Reviews page for link to video)

Bird & Beckett bookstore, San Francisco, November 2013

Skylight Books, Los Angeles, November 2013

Litquake San Francisco, J Weekly Litcrawl reading, October 2013

Litquake San Francisco, “The Art of the Short Story” panel, October 2013

Litquake Palo Alto, “The Beauty of Brevity” panel, August 2013

Nehirim West, reading, March 2013

Moment Magazine & Karma Foundation Short Fiction Awards, Manhattan Jewish Community Center, group reading, October 2011 – [Listen] | [Original, Complete Recording]