About Me

                                    [photo by Nina Subin]

                                    [photo by Nina Subin]

I am a writer and editor raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad. I received my BA in Critical Theory and Literary Arts from Brown, and my MFA in Fiction from Columbia. My writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. I have received fellowships and support from The MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. I am co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and I am a Contributing Editor to LitHub.com. I teach literature and creative writing at The Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. My debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

I am represented by Jin Auh at The Wylie Agency.