B.A. English, University of Kentucky (Lexington), 1997
M.F.A. English: Fiction, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 2000
Creative Writing: Fiction
The Hill Road. New York: Viking Penguin, July 2005. (collection of four long stories) *Bloomsbury published the collection in Ireland and the UK.
The Visitors. New York: Viking Penguin, March 2014. (a novel) *Bloomsbury published the novel in Ireland and the UK. Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
The Story Prize, 2005 (for The Hill Road)
Whiting Writers’ Award
Book Sense Notable
Barnes and Noble “Discover Great New Writers"
Shortlisted: Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award (for The Visitors)
- Introduction to Creative Writing, Fiction
- The Short Story
- Graduate Fiction Workshop
- Introduction to Prose Fiction and Nonfiction
- Writing and Rhetoric ll
- Form and Theory of Fiction