News

Sam is the January pick for the Today Show’s Read With Jenna Book Club.  Here is the video of my Q&A on the Today Show.


My essay in Sapir on what it means to be a Jewish writer in the 21st Century.  “Judaism Without Borders, Diaspora Without Tears.”


I wrote an essay for The Wall Street Journal.  “Why Winter’s a Treat if You Grew Up in Hawaii.


I wrote an essay for Lit Hub.  “Why I Had to Grow Older to Write About Youth.”


I did the Boston Globe VIP Lounge Questionnaire.


Bookreporter published my essay about holiday book giving.


Vogue published my essay about my daughter and her surgery.


I wrote a review of The Latecomer for The New York Times Book Review


My story “A Challenge You Have Overcome” is long-listed for The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award.


My review of Cynthia Ozick’s novel Antiquities for The Jewish Review of Books.  


Philip Roth and me in an essay by Michael Hoberman in Tablet.  


The Chalk Artist wins the Massachusetts Book Award from the Massachusetts Book Council.


My story “FAQs” is short-listed for The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.


My “By the Book” column in The New York Times Book Review.


Interview on art, narrative, and belief in Commonweal.  


Just finished a new short story.  It was such a pleasure to write something so . . . little.