2015 Schulze Fellowship. Honored for a debut novel. Iowa City, IA.
2012 Kresge Fellow in the Literary Arts. Honored for a portfolio of fiction. Detroit, MI.
2005 Davidson Fellow, Laureate of Literature. First fellow to be awarded the top prize in the field of Literature. Honored for a portfolio of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Reno, NV.

Selected Awards and Honors:

2013 Featured Artist, “On the Road: Detroit,” group exhibition presented by the Art Book Review. Detroit, MI.

Featured Artist, “Art X Detroit,” group exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (MOCAD). Detroit, MI.

2012 Recipient, Artist grant from Midtown Detroit Inc. Detroit, MI.
2010 Featured artist, “Pop Up Detroit,” group exhibition. Detroit, MI.

Recipient, Alice Webber Glover Award for original screenplay. Ann Arbor, MI.

2007 Recipient, The Hopwood Award in Fiction. Ann Arbor, MI.
2006 Selected Participant, The New England Literature Program. Raymond, ME.
2004 Recipient, Louise Mooney Collins Creative Writing Scholarship, Thomson Gale Publishing Company, Farmington Hills, MI.


MFA, Fiction, The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) 2015

BA, Creative Writing, The Residential College. Graduated with Highest Honors. The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) 2009

BA, English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Graduated with high distinction. The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) 2009

Selected Press:

Artist video profile by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Stephen McGee. Detroit, MI. 2012
Subject of the New York Times feature-length article “The Prodigy Puzzle,” by Ann Hulbert, published on November 20, 2005 in the NYT Sunday Arts supplement.

Related Professional Experience:

Teaching Assistant at the University of Iowa. 2015

Fiction Editor of The Iowa Review, a tri-annual literary journal. 2013-2015

Guest Teacher with Professional Education Services Group, Inc. Licensed in the state of Michigan. 2009-2012

Editorial Intern at Dzanc Books. 2008