Biography

Photo by Melanie Gordon

I’m the author of seven books, three of which have been translated. I’m a two-time recipient of the Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and the winner of the 2017 K.M. Hunter Award for Literature.

My books are varied in style, but two themes thread their way through my work: the body’s appetite, as it relates to the mind/ self, and the ways in which physical experience—the raw material of life—gets translated into language/ story. In each book, I actively spar with the readers, asking them to participate in the shaping of narrative meaning—the narrative of the book, of course, but also wider the narrative of the self, society, and received history.