Publications & Prizes
2021 Promoted to Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing, SUNY Binghamton University; 2018-2019 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship & Creative Activites; 2018 International Book Award in Fiction-Short Stories for WILD THINGS; 2017: CNY Book Award in Fiction for WILD THINGS; 2012: Ian MacMillan Fiction Prize. 2009: Editors' Fiction Prize; Isotope, Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing. 2008: Jane's Stories National Short Story Award. 2008: Independent Publisher Awards (IPPY) Gold Medal, Short Stories-Fiction for DREAM LIVES OF BUTTERFLIES. 1997: Willa Cather Fiction Prize, for CLIMBING THE GOD TREE. 1994: Zephyr Publishing Prize, for SEX, SALVATION, AND THE AUTOMOBILE.