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OTHER WRITING



Short Fiction





Long Bright Line

a short story in Virginia Quarterly Review.



Waterborne

an excerpt from The Great Glass Sea in Guernica.



Once Was Dark

an extract from The Great Glass Sea in Granta Online.



So Long, So Lonesome

an extract from The Great Glass Sea in Tin House Online.



Half of All of What Was True

a novel excerpt from Columbia University’s Alumni magazine.




Liberation Square

a novel excerpt from New England Review 




Good at Quiet

a short story from West Branch




Mirza

a short story from Narrative Magazine




Osby

a story excerpted from the novella “Ridge Weather” in Narrative Magazine




Salt Lake

a short story from Five Chapters.




Pawn

A flash-fiction story from This Land’s Imaginary Oklahoma series.





Essays & Journalism



“Back in the USSR: Looking for the Russia I Once Knew”

an essay in the Lives section of The New York Times Magazine.




In Mongolia, the Skyline By the Steps

a travel article in The New York Times




The Summer that Ended All Summers

an Op-Ed essay in The New York Times




Out of Africa, the Wisdom of a Warrior

an essay in The New York Times




The Last Jews of Cairo

an article in Guernica



One Ridge Over

an essay in Granta about the land and people upon which The New Valley is based (along with a slide show of images).



Breathing Room

an essay about compression and expansion in the craft of fiction. 




Book Notes

an essay in playlist form -- a soundtrack to The Great Glass Sea.




Book Notes

an essay in playlist form -- a soundtrack to The New Valley