is the author of the short-story collection The Other One (University of Massachusetts Press) and has published fiction in Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, Epoch, StoryQuarterly, Narrative, among many others. Her work has won the Juniper Prize, been named a notable story by Best American Short Stories in 2011 and 2012, and anthologized in Best New American Voices. She is an associate fiction editor at West Branch literary magazine. She has taught at CUNY. She holds a BA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and an MFA in Creative Writing from CUNY.