Fiction Writer, Poet
Publications & Prizes
Several of my publications have been nominated for Pushcarts and I've been nominated for the G.E. Younger Writer Award. I was recently awarded an "Exceptional Artist" grant from the Israeli Ministry of Culture. Before this I won the New Voice Award, First Prize in Fiction from the Writers' Voice at the 63rd St. Y in NYC and I had an award-winning story included in an O. Henry Festival Stories Anthology. I've also won several awards for my editing and teaching, and I've won awards for my science fiction which appeared in a genre webzine. I'm the first student to have been accepted into both the fiction and poetry tracks of the Columbia University MFA Program and I attended with the support of a merit-based fellowship.