A Class!

For the first time (in a long time) I will be teaching a six-week master class that is open to the public. This writing workshop will be limited to 10 students,...

Selected Shorts: Objects of Desire

This week's Selected Shorts features two stories that explore the place of objects in our lives: "Counting the Ways" by Susan Perabo, performed by Robert Sean L...

Isaiah

As some of you may have heard, the host of Selected Shorts, Mr. Isaiah Sheffer, has passed away. I first met Isaiah about two years ago, but even before I walke...

And After

Thanks to all the well-wishers who've been getting in touch after Hurricane Sandy. The banks of the Gowanus did break, and flooded a lot of the neighborhood. Ev...

Selected Shorts: Island Magic

I've been on the road, and have fallen behind on my Selected Shorts posts. But wanted to make sure everyone had the chance to listen in to this great program th...

Boston Noir 2

Out of all of my stories, the one with the longest legs has been "Home Sweet Home." I first published it in Epoch. From there it was picked for Best American My...