Awards and Recognition

  • One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Indie Short Story Collections and Books of 2020--"Foreign Affairs"
  • Finalist and Honorable Mention--Rainbow Award for "Yeled Tov" (2018-19)
  • Fellowship--Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residency (2010)
  • Finalist and Honorable Mention--Rainbow Award for "The Genealogy of Understanding" (2014)
  • Finalist--American Fiction Prize, for "Mauricio Fabiano Weinstein," a short story (2009)
  • Outstanding Instructor Award in Online Writing Education, UCLA Extension Writers’ Program (2006)
  • First Place--John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts Literature Competition (2003)
  • Finalist--ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award, for "The Limits of Pleasure," a novel (2002)
  • Finalist--Unity Fest, NY, for "Bibi and Joe," a one-act play (2001)
  • Finalist--Sierra Repertory Theatre’s competition, for "Private Matters," a two-act play (1996)