Power Ballads is a finalist for the California Book Award in First Fiction.

Power Ballads makes PopMatters Best Fiction of 2011 list! Very happy to share the company here. A fine list. Click here.

Several really thoughtful reviews! Very grateful for the praise from these fine reviewers:    Madison Capital Times    Ron Slate    Basso Profundo/Red Room 

A video of London-based actor James McNeill reading “Beginners” at the Liar’s League reading series. Great night, great reading.

Great, thoughtful review of Power Ballads on The Rumpus:

Ah, here it finally is online. My good friend Drew Johnson and I did an interview with Lydia Davis in 2006 for Meridian. Drew has it up now on his blog:

Wow! Check out PopMatters for this great review of Power Ballads

My op-ed piece in the New York Times on Thanksgiving:

Power Ballads reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle:

I have to point out this review of Power Ballads, a really sympathetic read on the book that did me good to see:’t-succeed-you-only-have-yourself-to-blame/

Very kind review of Power Ballads here:

“Sitting In” Story of the Week on Narrative:–2012/sitting

Great review of Power Ballads at the Hipster Book Club!

Short essay on the film editor Walter Murch on Glimmer Train’s bulletin:

Very proud to have “Beginners” in the pages of new American Scholar. Now on newsstands!

“Mad Dog’s Daughter,” a short fiction imagining Gaddafi’s last days up on

“Lost Coast,” from Power Ballads, is out in ZYZZYVA. Now on newsstands. More info here:

“Dead Weight,” a short story from Power Ballads is now up for your reading pleasure at

“Mr. Fern, Freestyle,” a short story from Power Ballads is out in Five Points. On newsstands now.

Very complimentary review of Power Ballads at Publishers Weekly. Phew.

Great review of Power Ballads at lit. blog Mental Geysers.