Books:Safe Suicide: Narratives, Essays, and Meditations
(Red Hen Press, 2008), The Marriage of Anna Maye Potts
(University of Tennessee Press, 2001)
Peter Taylor Prize for the Novel, 2000 (inaugural award in annual competition for best novel in manuscript, judged this year by George Garrett)
Commonwealth Award in the Arts, Humanities, and Interpretive Sciences (category: Organization Leadership, Small Organization), 1993. One of the first ten such awards presented by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
PEN New England Friend to Writers Award, 1992
Pushcart Prize for fiction, “Witness,” reprinted in Best of the Small Presses, XIV, 1989.
St. Botolph’s Foundation Artist’s Foundation Artist’s Fellowship in Fiction, 1989.
Boulevard Fiction Award for “Witness,” 1989
Third Annual Editors Book Award for The Ploughshares Reader, 1985.
Citation by the Sinclair Fiction Prize for the novel, 1983.
Creative Writing Fellowship Award for Fiction, National Endowment for the Arts, 1979.
First Editorial Fellowship Award, Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines, 1979.