1996 University of Florida, B.S.
Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship, Moscow, Russia, 2010-11
Canada Council for the Arts, Grant for Professional Writers, 2010
Ontario Arts Council, Writers Reserve Grant, 2009 (Coach House Books)
2008 Powell's Books / Morning News Tournament of Books Finalist for Ovenman
Walter E. Dakin Fellowship, Sewanee Writers Conference, University of the South, 2007
Selection, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, "False Cognate", 2006
Finalist, New Michigan Press / DIAGRAM 2006 chapbook contest for The Back of the Line with artist William Powhida
Finalist, Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize, Del Sol Press, 2005 for "The Taste of Penny"
Selection, Ploughshares Emerging Writers Issue, "The Taste of Penny", 2003
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar Fellowship
Creative Writing Fellowship, Syracuse University English Department, 1996-97