Honors & Awards

The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia, Finalist 2013

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, Semifinalist 2012

MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Winter/Spring 2012

McSweeney’s Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award, Winner 2006

StoryQuarterly’s Fall Fiction Contest, Finalist 2007

The Atlantic Monthly’s Writing Contest, Honorable Mention 2006

Dutch Dioraphte Award, Long-listed

Chicago Tribune’s Best of 2011 Chicago Authors

The Kansas City Star’s Top 100 Books of 2011

Chicago Magazine’s Best Chicago Fiction of 2011

Hudson Booksellers, Best Fiction of 2011 List, November 2011

Chicago Reader, Best of Chicago 2011: Runner Up, Best New Novel by a Chicagoan

The Guardian, Best Debut So Far of 2011 List, June 2011