Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae

PUBLICATIONS
Novel: The Rowing Lesson, Soho Press, 2007. Foreign rights sold to Granta in the U.K., Kwela Books in South Africa
Awarded the 2009 Sunday Times Fiction Prize
Awarded the 2009 M-Net Literary Award for English fiction
Shortlisted for the $100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature
Shortlisted for the 2008 Harold U. Ribalow Prize

Novel: The Devil's Chimney, Soho Press, 1997
Nominated for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, QPB's New Voices Award, M-Net Book Prize (South Africa)
Trade paperback reprint edition, Penguin, 1999. United Kingdom edition, Granta, 1998
Other foreign editions: Germany, South Africa, the Netherlands, Norway
and Denmark
Excerpts from The Devil's Chimney published in The American Poetry Review, 1994, Bomb, 1997


ESSAYS, REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS
"Imprints" in the anthology, Touch: Stories of Contact, Zebra Press, 2009
"The Baby" in the anthology, An Uncertain Inheritance, Harper Collins, 2006
"White Knight" in the anthology, The Honeymoon's Over, Warner Books, 2007
Interview with Breyten Breytenbach, The Believer magazine, November 2006
"The Quagga", The Believer magazine, October 2005
"The Auk, Great and Little", The Believer magazine, March 2005
"What Writers are Reading", Poets and Writers magazine, January/February 2002
Review of Arthur Japin's novel, The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi, The Washington Post, 2001


SCREENPLAYS
Adaptation of The Devil's Chimney for Arena Pictures and Africa Media Entertainment, 1999-2001
Honest Arrogance, about the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, written with the help of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, 1985/6
Workshopped at the Sundance Institute's annual June Lab, 1987


TEACHING
Columbia University, New York City. Adjunct Professor, 2010/2011
University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. Creative Writing Workshop, May 2002
The New School for Social Research, New York City. Screenwriting Professor, 1993-2001
Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York City. Adjunct Professor, English Department, 1990-1993


RESIDENCIES AND FELLOWSHIPS
OMI International Arts Center, 2014
MacDowell Colony, 2006
Ucross Foundation as a PEN/Hemingway Fellow, 2003
Corporation of Yaddo, 1991
MacDowell Colony, 1989
Sundance Institute, 1987
Columbia University, Writing Fellow, 1983-1984


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Writers Room (Board member), New York Women in Film and Television,
Authors Guild, PEN/America

EDUCATION
M.F.A. in screenwriting/directing, Columbia University, New York City, 1984
Received Honors. B.A. (Hons.), University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1980