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Selected to Best American Essays!!!

I was delighted to learn last week that Kathryn Schulz has selected my essay, “In Orbit,” originally published in The Threepenny Review, for inclusion in this year’s BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS anthology! Publication is scheduled for fall. I’m immensely grateful to Wendy Lesser for giving the essay a home in one of my dream journals and to everyone who read early versions before it went out into the world.

Publishers Weekly Review of THE PLAYWRIGHT’S HOUSE!

I’m so excited to have gotten this positive Publishers Weekly review for THE PLAYWRIGHT’S HOUSE!

“Fans of realistic political thrillers won’t want to miss this one,” it concludes. As someone who really cares about plot, I take it as badge of honor that they tagged the novel as a thriller.

I feel so incredibly fortunate and grateful for all the people who’ve helped me with this book along the way!

University of Maine at Farmington Visit!

Excited to be reading at the University of Maine at Farmington as part of their Visiting Writers Series this Thursday at 7:30pm!

ARCs of my Novel are Here!

Debut Novel has Release Date and is Available for Pre-Order!

I’m super stoked to share that the release of my debut novel, THE PLAYWRIGHT’S HOUSE, has been officially set for June 15th, 2021. And, the book is already available for pre-order! Please bear with me over the next few months, as I try my best to get this Cuban novel (which deals with art, politics, a surveillance state, journalism as activism, exile, and family tragedy) off the ground. Your support is much appreciated ❤️🇨🇺

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A KIND OF SOLITUDE Longlisted for Massachusetts Book Award in Fiction

Some good personal news in these tough times: my story collection, A KIND OF SOLITUDE, has been longlisted for the Massachusetts Book Award in fiction. Really exciting to be alongside a lot of great writers, including Christopher Castellani, Whitney Scharer, Ocean Vuong, Nina MacLaughlin, Mona Awad, and Daphne Kalotay!

 

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Bostonia Magazine Interview

I was happy to be interviewed by Bostonia, Boston University’s alumni magazine, about writing outside one’s culture. Interview link in the photo below.

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