Assistant Professor of English
306 Pardee Hall (Office Hours: Mondays: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)


  • M.F.A. Cornell University

Teaching areas: creative writing; short fiction, novels, novels for teens, screenwriting, creative nonfiction; contemporary American literature, Jewish American literature, young adult literature, publishing.

Novels: If Only (Harper Collins) We Were Never Here (Harper Collins) The Mothers (Scribner) Something Red (Scribner) Golden Country (Scribner)

Selected Honors: Finalist,National Jewish Book Award; Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Finalist Harold U. Ribalow Prize; Finalist, Longlist, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; Indie Next Picks; Book Sense Notable Books; Amazon top ten Debut Fiction; Macdowell Colony Fellowship; Visiting Lecture Fellowship, Harvard University; Harvard Teaching Excellence Award