Please join us on January 24th at The Book Cellar in Chicago for a reading featuring me, nonfiction winner Samantha Irby, and others. Official announcement and details are here.
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The Hundred-Year House has been named a best book of 2014 by BookPage, Chicago Reader, PopSugar, Chicago Book Review, Read Her Like an Open Book, and Newcity (Top 5 Novels by Chicago Authors), among others, and was on The Quivering Pen’s list of the best first lines of the year, and on Slate’s list of the 22 Best Lines of 2014. The Chicago Tribune included it on their Notable Chicago Books list, and The Huffington Post included it on this list of “7 Books to Read While Basking in a Food Coma,” which is pretty awesome but probably won’t make it onto the back of the paperback.
I’m thrilled to be eating the government cheese… I’ve been awarded one of 38 NEA Literature Fellowships for 2014. Hooray for another year when I don’t have to take up either poll dancing or telesales! To see the complete list of recipients, click here and then on “Creative Writing Fellowships.”
I’m pleased to announce (tardily) that my story “Cross” has won Michigan Quarterly Review‘s Lawrence Foundation Prize, awarded by their editorial board to one story appearing in MQR each year. “Cross” appeared in their summer, 2012 issue.