Photograph by  Joanna Welborn

Photograph by Joanna Welborn


I'm completing a collection of fiction as well as longform writing about the Standing Rock movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. My reporting, narrative nonfiction, interviews, and writing about music, the environment, social justice, photography, fiction, and film has been published by The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, The Believer, Aperture, The Guardian, T, W, Oxford American, New York, Guernica, Pitchfork Review, The Washington Post Magazine, Cultured, the Criterion Collection, and Transgressor. My short fiction has been published in Southwest Review, Greensboro Review, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere.

I'm a MacDowell Colony fellow and I've been an artist in residence at Djerassi Resident Arts Program, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Caldera, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Testsite. I'm a past editor at DoubleTake, American Short Fiction, The Onion, O.Henry Prize Stories, Vogue, and elsewhere. I grew up in North Carolina and I also claim Austin, Texas, among my hometowns. I received my MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas and my undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where I was first published in (and later worked on) the Greensboro Review. I live in New York City but I like to leave often and am available for commissions and collaborations.