Enthralled by Criminal, the excellent new podcast by Lauren Spohrer, Phoebe Judge, and Eric Mennel.


Buy it, read it, love it.

Led for fifteen years by founding editor Diane Williams, each issue of NOON (www.noonannual.com) contains prose chiseled to its barest, most arresting essence—a concision attributed by most to Williams’s high demands as an editor. “She inspires excellence and demands discipline,” frequent NOON contributor Deb Olin Unferth says of Williams. “Clancy Martin and I now laugh about how she will take forty pages of writing and slash it down to two.” The new fifteenth-anniversary issue includes fiction from regular NOON contributors Lincoln Michel, Christine Schutt, and Anya Yurchyshyn, as well as newcomers Kayla Blatchley and Ashton Politanoff. (via)

I have another story in the latest issue of NOON, which is their fifteen anniversary issue. It’s full of fantastic, surprising work that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s my fifth consecutive year publishing with them (and I still get giddy every time). Grab a copy at your local bookstore.


Happy to have a story up at Granta as a part of their After the War Issue.

Very excited that NPR’s The Story is airing a piece about My Dead Parents today. Catch it “live” on your local public radio station, or just listen to the segment here. Many thanks to Dick Gordon, Lauren Spohrer, Eric Mennel, and Andrew Parsons.