Notable essay of 2010, “Toby Dead,” in Best American Essay, 2011
Yaddo, 2010, 2006.
Edward Albee Colony, July 2009.
Millay Colony residency, April, 2009, New York Times Company Foundation fellow.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts residency, September 2009, October, 2008, February, 2009.
Poets & Writers grant for creative writing workshop Hudson NY, April 2008
Kathryn Green Fund Fellowship, Djerassi Foundation for the Arts, 2008
Short listed for Eric Hoffer Award in short prose, 2007.
MacNamara art colony, 2007.
Ragdale Art Colony residency, 2007, 2006.
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, artist in residence, 2006.
Poets & Writers grants for workshops and readings in California and New York, 1999-2007.
Saltonstall artist residency, 2005.
"A Woman Near a Door" nominated for a Pushcart Prize, 2005
Poets & Writers, for residency at Chapman University, April 2004.
Poets & Writers, for writing workshop I conducted at Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, 2003.
Poets & Writers, for writing workshops conducted at the Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY. 2002.
Poets & Writers for readings at Chapman University in California and Southampton College in 1999 and 2000.
Finalist for Richard J. Margolis Award, 2001.
New York Foundation for the Arts, $7000 for Nonfiction Literature, 2001.
Poets & Writers grants for readings at Cornelia Street Café and at Chapman University, 2001.
Winner of the Nona Balakian Prize for Excellence in Reviewing from The National Book Critics Circle, 1996.
"Perfect Strangers" listed in "Notable Essays" in Best American Essays of 1994.
New York Foundation for the Arts grant of $7000 in the category of literary nonfiction, 1993.
Awarded residences at MacDowell Colony and Virginia Center for the Arts, 1990, 1991.
MacDowell Colony residency, 1989.
Kittredge Fund grant of $5000 for completion of first novel, 1984.
MacDowell Colony residency, 1984.
Nomination for Women's Front Page Journalism Award, 1978.