I have taught writing at Columbia, Queens University the New School, NYU, Brooklyn College, the Center for Fiction and A Public Space.
My first novel, Metropolis, a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, was published by Random House in 2005. My second, When the World Was Young, was published by Random House in 2014. My short stories have appeared in many literary magazines, including A Public Space, VQR, Conjunctions, and The Michigan Quarterly Review. My story "Six-X" won the 2019 Lawrence Prize for Fiction. I've also translated four books from German — a literary thriller, a memoir, a young adult novel and a middle grade novel.
My current projects include my third novel, set in early 20th century New York, a linked story collection set in the late 20th century, and a middle-grade novel that I'm co-writing with a fellow novelist and long-time friend. I plan to participate in The 24-Hour Room as both the Host and a Writer-Member.