A.B., Columbia University (English); M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers Workshop.
Bearing the Body (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2007)
Like Never Before (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1998)
What is it then between us? (Scribners, 1988)
His work has appeared in Tri-Quarterly, Ploughshares, The New York Times, DoubleTake, New England Review, The Southern Review and other journals. Two of his books have been New York Times Notables of the year. He is winner of the Wallant Award and both the California and Oregon Book Awards for fiction. His work has been translated into seven languages.
Honors & Awards
The Best American Short Stories for "Gurov in Manhattan" (2011)
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2001)
Rockefeller Fellowship (2000)
Whiting Writers Award (1999)
Pushcart Prize (1988)
Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University (1983)