“Tell Me My Name” Fall 2013 issue, edited by Peter Ho Davies.

The New Yorker

“The Erlking” July 5, 2010. (full text)

The New Yorker

“Yurt” July 21, 2008. (full text)

New York Times Book Review

Book review of Mark Richard’s memoir, House of Prayer No. 2. February 13, 2011.        (full text)

Amazon: Writers Under the Influence

Essay on Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber. Fall 2004. (full text)

A New Literary History of America

Essay on Edmund White’s A Boy’s Own Story. September 2009.

Ninth Letter

Essay on Philip Roth’s Goodbye, Columbus. Spring/Summer 2010.

Gulf Coast

“These Are Mysteries” Winter/Spring 2011. (full text)

The Cincinnati Review

“Christmas, 1990″ Winter 2011.

Naming the World

Essay and exercise on setting. January 2008.

20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker

“The Erlking” November 2010.


“Creep” Spring 2005 issue, edited by Stuart Dybek. (full text)

The Georgia Review

“Accomplice” Spring 2003. (full text)

Tin House

“The Young Wife’s Tale” Fall 2007.

Tin House

“Sandman” Summer 2006.

Do Me: Tales of Sex & Love from Tin House

“Sandman” November 2007.

The Washington Post

Book review of Gautam Malkani’s novel, Londonstani. June 25, 2006. (full text)

Alaska Quarterly Review

“Talent” Spring & Summer 2000.

The Best American Short Stories 2004

“Accomplice” October 2004.

The Best American Short Stories 2009

“Yurt” October 2009.