Hello, you.

On July 27, I start as a senior editor at Slate, where I’ll be editorial director of the Slate Plus program. Big things planned, it’ll be cool.


cover of THE UNKNOWNS

My first novel, The Unknowns, is out in paperback from Little, Brown.
The New York Times’s Janet Maslin called it a “sparkling debut” and a “remarkably funny, tender book.” Here’s a roundup of other press coverage etc.

You can buy it from Amazon, IndieBound, or Barnes & Noble.


I’ve been writing about children’s books for Slate, e.g. here and here, and about grown-up books for the Oyster Review, e.g. here and here. The restaurant review column I used to write for the San Francisco Bay Guardian is archived here.


I teach a workshop on the novel at the Center for Fiction in New York. Check the Center’s web site for schedules and enrollment information. I’m not taking on any private students or manuscript consultations right now, what with the new job and everything.


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