Selected Reviews:

The Chicago Tribune

3am Magazine

The Irish Examiner

Full Stop

The Seattle Star


Pop Matters




BOMB Magazine: All That You Aren’t But Might Possibly Be

The Iowa Review: Her 37th Year, An Index

Midwestern Gothic: The Closest Thing


Drunken Boat: People Exactly Like You

Identity Theory: Babylon

Requited: Desire, An Elegy

Diagram: Constant Observation

kill author: Girls With Problems

juked: Ward Six

FRiGG: Rats

PANK: Heather

Everyday Genius: Dreams of Return

580 Split: Final Exam

Fail Better: Current Events

Pindeldyboz: My Institutionals

elimae: The Interviews


In addition to my contributions at Time Out Chicago

Chicago Artists’ News“The Complexity of Everything: An Interview with Ben Gest”

Chicago Artists’ News: “Everything is Now: An Interview with Hamza Walker” 

Bust Magazine: “Judy Blume in Istanbul” 

Chicago Life: “The Ending as a Process of Beginning” 

“The Group: Letter from Istanbul” essay in The American Scholar

“The Dolmus” published in Travel and Transitions. Honorable Mention, Travel and Transitions, Travel Story Contest

“How I Lost My Dictionary” featured essay in Chicago Life

Book Review of Natasha and Other Stories by David Bezmozgis (New York, NY: Picador Press), Bridge Magazine

Book Review of The Doctor’s House by Ann Beattie (New York, NY: Scribner) published in Review of Contemporary Fiction (Reprinted in CONTEXT)

Book Review of Why Did I Ever by Mary Robison (New York, NY: Counterpoint) published in Review of Contemporary Fiction

Book Review of Come Up and See Me Sometime by Erika Krause (New York, NY: Counterpoint) published in Review of Contemporary Fiction. (Reprinted in CONTEXT)


Review of The Big KnifeTime Out Chicago

Review of Girl’s Night OutTime Out Chicago

Review of Jamaica FarewellTime Out Chicago

Review of The Xylophone WestTime Out Chicago

Review of Dating Walter DanteTime Out Chicago

Review of We Have Always Lived in the CastleTime Out Chicago

Review of Trouble In MindTime Out Chicago

Review of The Man Who Came to DinnerTime Out Chicago

Review of The Buzz that is the BuzzTime Out Chicago

Review of Pretty, Smart, PoeticTime Out Chicago

Review of WoyzeckTime Out Chicago

Review of AidaTime Out Chicago

Review of Romeo and JulietTime Out Chicago

Review of I Am MontanaTime Out Chicago

Review of Arizona, No Roosters in the DesertTime Out Chicago

Review of Sleeping With Straight MenTime Out Chicago

Review of Life Separates UsTime Out Chicago

Review of Fever ChartTime Out Chicago

Review of From the CircleTime Out Chicago

Review of The Shadow of a GunmanTime Out Chicago

Review of East of Berlin and The Russian PlayTime Out Chicago


Self Interview at The Nervous Breakdown

Other Interviews: 

with Emily Gould

for Bombay Gin

for PANK