Sunday, February 23, 2020

Go, Team

 There was a woman, and everyone watched. Including me. We were at the fields where the kids play soccer. You know?”
“I’m there three times a week.”
“The place is surrounded by woods.”
“I know. Three days a week. No joke. Were the kids playing?”
“That’s why we noticed her. She walked across the field mid-game like she didn’t even see the rest of us and disappeared into the woods. The fireflies had started. Maybe 40 minutes before dark? The game must’ve been close to ending. In fact, it did end soon after.”
“I was there,” another mother says. “I saw her go.”
New story at The Atlantic Monthly. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Indelible in the Hippocampus

Out now, this wrenching and powerful collection of writing from the #MeToo movement. Edited by Shelly Oria, published by McSweeney's with fiction, essays, poetry and more from Kaitlyn Greenidge, Melissa Febos, Syreeta McFadden, Rebecca Schiff, Diana Spechler, Hossannah Asuncion, Nelly Reifler, Courtney Zoffness, Quito Ziegler, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Jolie Holland, Lynn Melnick, Caitlin Delohery, Caitlin Donohue, Gabrielle Bellot, Karissa Chen, Elissa Schappell, Samantha Hunt, Honor Moore, Donika Kelly, Paisley Rekdal, Hafizah Geter, and Shelly Oria. Indelible in the Hippocampus.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Tide is High

It was a dark and stormy night, and the ship was on the sea. The captain said, "Sailor, tell us a story," and the sailor began, "It was a dark and stormy night and the ship was on the sea."

Tin House Books is republishing my first novel, The Seas, on July 10th. This time, new and improved! With an introduction by the unparalleled Maggie Nelson. 

Boston, New York, Hudson Valley people, please come celebrate!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Don't Be Afraid

The Dark Dark, a new collection of stories will be published July 2017. The New Yorker published one of the stories from the collection, A Love Story. Read it here.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Book!

"Every story is a ghost story, even mine."

Available January 5th.

Thursday, May 14, 2015


"The day they remove my right ovary, Zayn fails to show up at the world premier of the new 1D record."

My story about One Direction is up on New York Magazine.