Essays + Nonfiction

"Searching For Meaning When a Jewish Cemetery is Desecrated." Fresh Air with Terry Gross. NPR. March 16, 2017.

"Timur Vermes' Looks Who's Back." The New York Times Book Review. May 10, 2015. Book Review.

"A Writer in the Family." The Paris Review Daily. February 2015. Personal Essay.

"The White House Blues." Harvard Review 47. Summer 2015. Personal Essay. 

"Some Notes on Success." The Missouri Review. Winter 2015. Personal Essay.

"The Boston Red Sox as Metaphor." Witness. Winter 2015. Personal Essay.

"Some Notes of the Fiction Writer in the Third Golden Age of Television." Salmagundi Magazine. No. 184. Essay.

"Reunion." FSG's Book Keeping. March 2015. Personal Essay.

"A Very Different Kind of War Story." Tablet Magazine. March 2015. Personal Essay.

"The Monster Scale." Glimmer Train. Bulletin 98. Craft Essay. March 2015.

"The Pit Bull Thought." Harvard Review 40. Personal Essay.

"The Song Remains the Same." The New York Times. Summer 2012. Personal Essay.

"The Awful Truth." Esquire. September 2003. Reportage.

"Davening in Newton: On the 'New American Haggadah.'" Los Angeles Review of Books. Spring 2013. Personal Essay/Review.

"What John Cheever Can Tell Us About Writing Through Another Depression." The Kenyon Review. Spring 2009. Essay.

"The Secret Lives of Novellas." Glimmer Train. Bulletin 64. Personal Essay.

"A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Parent." Glimmer Train. Bulletin 58. Personal Essay.

"Young Boys and Old Lions: Fatalism in the Stories of Edward P. Jones." Literary Imagination. 11(3). Criticism.

"The End of the Traveler's Cheque." Cavalier Literary Couture. 

"Brad Watson Review." Esquire. March 2010.

"James Wood and the Pitfalls of Writing on Writing." The Kenyon Review. Fall 2008.


"Amos Abrams Dreams of VR Tenure." CNET's Technically Literate. November 2016.

"Nate Gertzman Draws the Internet." Tin House 67. Winter 2016.

"ECKEETA." n+1. February 2015.

"Undress." The Kenyon Review. Summer '07.

"The Duct Tape Brother." The Kenyon Review. Spring '09.

"Twins." Glimmer Train 80.

"A Dispatch From Mt. Moriah." Glimmer Train 94.

"The Weightlifters." HarperPerennial's Fifty-Two Stories. 

"Bubi Grynszpan Dreams Assassination Dreams." Five Chapters.

"How to be a Man." Esquire + Narrative 4's The Book of Men. Edited by Colum McCann.

"Rotterdam." Esquire Magazine. Napkin Fiction Project.

"The Thirty Hour Day." West Branch. Issue 68.

"Kools."'s Two-Sentence Holiday Fiction. December 2013.

"A&W&P." Hobart. March 2013.

"Donation." DIAGRAM. 8.1.

"Balaton." Dossier Journal. #7 .

"Air Conditioner." Cleaver Magazine. Issue 2.