Commemorative Stamps

Dear Lady at the Post Office Who Has Spent the Last Twelve Minutes Trying to Choose Exactly the Right Commemorative Stamps:

The line is now 9 people long. But don't let that affect you. This is the most important decision you will ever make in your entire life, so please, please, don't rush it.



September 28, 2015, 6:54 p.m.Category: Nonfiction

"My New Superhero Is:"

A very cool surprise today at the office: a beautiful broadside of the shortest story I've ever written, hand-printed and framed by Washington College's own Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby. Thanks too to student interns Ryan Manning and Aliya Merhi, and to Julia Armstrong for the ace hammer work, and especially to the students at Salem Hyde Elementary School who gave me the raw gold.

September 15, 2015, 6:32 p.m.Category: Short Stories

Las primas.

Really proud to have an excerpt from my new translation project, The Cousins (Las primas), by the nonagenarian Argentine genius Aurora Venturini, up at the PEN American Center website. There's also an essay I wrote about the book, its author, and the process of bringing the text into English. Many thanks to Wei-Ling Woo for good edits on both excerpt and essay.

September 10, 2015, 10:16 p.m.Categories: Novels, Translation