Hello, you.


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 also available for private consultations and manuscript critiques. Email me for rates and references.

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