Writing. I've been writing since I was very young. My fiction has won awards like the Writer's Digest literary short story competition, and my nonfiction has been selected as notable by the Best American Essays series. In 2017 I was chosen as a NYC Emerging Writers Fellow. The Revelations, my debut novel, comes out from Overlook Press / Abrams Books in April of 2021. It took ten years of my life to complete and is the most important thing I've ever done. If you like writers who deal with science like Richard Powers, or the mysteries of Umberto Eco, or the weirdness of Jeff VanderMeer, or the magical realism of Karen Russell, or the intellectual adventures of Douglas Hofstadter, or just enjoy unique reads, then please consider either preordering The Revelations or signing up to my newsletter to stay up-to-date. Below are other links to some of my shorter works available online.
- "How the strangeness of our dreams reveals their true purpose" cover story of the New Scientist (November issue, 2020).
- "Enter the Supersensorium: the neuroscientific case for art in the age of Netflix" in The Baffler (2019).
- “Who Invented Memes? On the Impossibility of Originality in the Digital Age” featured by the Medium editorial staff (2018).
- “Will the Bitcoin bubble pop? Or Will It Envelop Us All?” in Arc Digital (2018).
- “A Fiction for the Future” for The Center for Fiction's Syntax/Synapse series (2017).
- "Fiction in the Age of Screens" in The New Atlantis, vol 49; summer issue (2016); included as a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2017.
- "How to Mathematically Measure Consciousness" in The Daily Beast (2016).
- "City on Fire Proves How Culturally Dominant Television Has Become" in The Atlantic (2015).
Selected short stories.
- "Higher Education," published in Arts & Letters (2017).
- "Ars Memoriae," winner of the 2011 Writer's Digest Literary Fiction Award and published in the 77th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Contest Collection (2012).
- "All the Anne Franks" in Strange Horizons. Honorable Mention at the Writers of the Future Awards (2009).