My fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in literary magazines, including Embark, Hotel Amerika, and Bayou, and an essay of mine was selected for the Notable Essays list in Best American Essays 2011. I’m also a creative writing residency fellow of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.
I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, and then studied philosophy and classics at Brigham Young University. My graduate studies included a Fulbright Fellowship year at the University of Hamburg in Germany and degrees in cultural history from the University of Chicago and in public policy from The George Washington University. I currently divide my time between Washington, D.C., and Knoxville, TN.