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Awards & Honors

Writing

  • Quarterfinalist, Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Contest (Summer 2013)
  • Association of Jewish Libraries Virtual Writer-in-Residence (December 2012)
  • American Library Association Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title (2012; for Quiet Americans)
  • Notable Book of 2011 (for Quiet Americans, from The Jewish Journal)
  • Top 10 Books of 2011 (for Quiet Americans, from Shelf Unbound)
  • Finalist, Emerging Writer Fellowship, The Writer’s Center (2011)
  • Special Mention, Pushcart Prize (2011; nominations for 2010 and 2011 volumes)
  • Winner, Patricia Painton Scholarship, Paris Writers Workshop (2008)
  • Writing Resident, Robert M. MacNamara Foundation (2006)
  • Honorable Mention, NLAPW-Nob Hill Soul-Making Literary Contest (2005)
  • Finalist, Main Street Rag Short Fiction Contest (2005)
  • Finalist, Moment-Karma Short Fiction Contest (2004)
  • Semifinalist, Elixir Press Full-Length Fiction Award (2004)
  • Recipient, John Woods Scholarship, and Finalist, Ivan Klima Fellowship in Fiction Writing, Prague Summer Program (2004)
  • Winner, David Dornstein Memorial Creative Writing Contest (for writing on Jewish themes, 2003)
  • Writing Resident, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (2003)
  • Finalist, Improper Bostonian Annual Fiction Contest (2002)
  • Writing Resident, Vermont Studio Center (2002)

Scholarship

  • Summer Institute in Literary Studies Seminar, National Humanities Center (2003)
  • Krupp Foundation Fellowship, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University (1997-98)
  • Research Grant, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University (1997)
  • Dissertation Travel Grant, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University (1996)

Teaching

  • Letter of Commendation for Distinguished Teaching Performance, Harvard Extension School (2002)
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning/Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education, Harvard University (1999)
  • Senior Teaching Fellow, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University (1999)
  • Graduate Writing Fellow, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University (1996)
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