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 for my short stories. The Revelations, my debut novel, is 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. Please consider either ordering it from a local bookseller or Amazon. Below are other links to my shorter works available online.
- "The Joy and Privilege of Growing Up in an indie Bookstore" in Lit Hub (2021).
- "Why Murder Mysteries are a Lot Like Science" in Crime Reads (2021)
- "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.
- "City on Fire Proves How Culturally Dominant Television Has Become" in The Atlantic (2015).
- "Blackout in the Brain Lab" in Nautilus (an excerpt from The Revelations).
- "Of Monkeys and Monsters" in 3:AM Magazine (an excerpt from The Revelations)
- "Higher Education" 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).