Fiction Writer, Poet
Publications & Prizes
Finalist Eludia Award 2015, Poised for Departure, stories
Finalist, Gertrude Stein award, 2014
Short-listed, Bridport Prize, Fiction, 2012
Short-listed, Fish Prize, Fiction, 2012
Commended, The Hippocrates Prize, Poetry, 2011
Finalists in the 1996 Hemingway Days First Novel Contest; runner-up in the 1998 Phoebe Fiction Award for “Absolution”; semi-finalist in the 1994 Heekin Fellowship Awards; two scholarships to the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, in 1991 and 1995; a three-time Hambidge Fellow; a scholarship recipient to the Duke Writers Conference, and a two time winner at the Sandhills Writers Conference, placing first in both the novel (judged by Janet Burroway), and in the screenwriting category; a semifinalist in the 1997 Cinestory Screenplay Awards for One of Us.