I am an author of literary fiction whose work has been shortlisted for prizes in both the US and Europe; you can read more about my novel Trenton Makes here. I am also an educator with almost a decade’s experience, and I have taught writing, including fiction and creative non-fiction, at the undergraduate, continuing education, and post-graduate levels. My own Master’s degree is from the University of East Anglia.

In addition to writing fiction (and the occasional poem), I am a multi-lingual reviewer, translator, editor, and essayist whose work appears regularly on both sides of the Atlantic; you can find links to some of my non-fiction work below. Travelling with my wife, a midwife and public health specialist, I have lived and worked in nine countries on four continents. I studied painting as well as writing, and have an interest in music…some of my musician friends were even kind enough to set some of my poetry to music; click here to Meet The Tadzios.

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TRENTON MAKES, New York: Doubleday; London: Atlantic; Paris: Buchet-Chastel
• Short listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
• Long listed for the Grand Prix de littérature américaine
• Short listed for the Prix du roman PAGE des libraires/America

Stories, Poems, Translations

“Poems for My Roman Death No.s 1–8”, Local Knowledge, Issue 7
“Hic salta!”, Local Knowledge, Issue 7
Poems for My Roman Death No.s 1 & 4”, Alexandria Quarterly, Vol. 3, Spring
Morasses, André Gide, NY: Calypso Editions
Katabasis”, The Brooklyn Rail
“About Brooklyn, 1983”, Sakura Review, Issue IV
“An Unknown Soldier”, The Brooklyner
“Primogeniture”, > kill author, Issue 20
“Six of Half a Dozen”, Ozone Park Journal, Spring
“A Damn Good Job”, The Madison Review, Spring


I-Park Residency, I-Park Foundation, East Hadden, Connecticut
Caldera Artist-in-residence, Caldera Arts Center, Sisters, Oregon
Yaddo Residency, Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York

Essays, Book Chapters, Exhibition Catalogues
“What Symbols Have to do With Short Story Writing”, Signature’s 2018 Guide to Short Story Writing
Edwige Fouvry: New Paintings”, Dolby Chadwick Gallery
“Anne Siv Falkenberg Pedersen and the Strong Spirit”, Wilderness Travels,
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus, Norway
“The Silent Power of Design”, CRETUS, Fall
Durrell’s Jews: From Justine to Judith”, Tablet, October
“The Art of Ron Lent and Ethan Cornell”, Case Studies, Saddleback College Art Gallery, California
Fiction as History (as Fiction) in The Kindly Ones”, The Jewish Quarterly, Spring
“Lawrence Durrell”, in British Writers Retrospective, Vol. III, Jay Parini, ed., NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons
“A Few Thoughts on Chester Himes on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth”, The Third Estate
Iréne Némirovsky and the Death of the Critic”, The Jewish Quarterly, Autumn
“The Swallower”, Hugged for a Nickel, Hanse-office, Brussels
“On Questions, Negation, and Hunger”, OPEN, Moving Art Studio, Brussels

Book Reviews

Riots I Have Known, Ryan Chapman, The New York Times
The Old Drift,
Namwali Serpell, The Times Literary Supplement
Hold Fast Your Crown, Yannick Haenel, The Times Literary Supplement
Beast, Paul Kingsnorth, The New York Times
Gravel Heart, Abdulrazak Gurnah, The Times Literary Supplement
The Many Voices of Lydia Davis, Jonathan Evans, The Times Literary Supplement
Go Home, Sohrab Homi Fracis, The Brooklyn Rail
The Gun Room, Georgina Harding, The Brooklyn Rail
Forty Martyrs, Philip F. Deaver, The Brooklyn Rail
Leica Format, Daša Drndić, The Times Literary Supplement
All the Houses, Karen Olsson, The New York Journal of Books
The Reflection, Hugo Wilcken, The Brooklyn Rail
Watchlist, Bryan Hurt, ed., The Brooklyn Quarterly
Watermark, Sean O’Reilly, The Times Literary Supplement
The Brotherhood of Book Hunters, Raphaël Jerusalmy, The New York Times
One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses, Lucy Corin, The Isle of Youth, Laura van den Berg, The Times Literary Supplement
Back to Back, Julia Franck, The Washington Independent Review of Books
Call Me Brooklyn, Eduardo Lago, The Times Literary Supplement
The Childhood of Jesus, J. M. Coetzee, The Washington Independent Review of Books
The No Va
riations, Luis Chitarroni, The Times Literary Supplement
A Marker to Measure Drift, Alexander Maksik, The Washington Independent Review of Books
By Blood, Ellen Ullman, The Jewish Quarterly
The Fall of the Stone City, Ismail Kadare, The Times Literary Supplement
The Last Man Standing, Davide Longo, The Times Literary Supplement
Istanbul was a Fairy Tale, Mario Levi, The Times Literary Supplement
The Quiddity of Will Self, Sam Mills, The Times Literary Supplement
The Roundabout Man, Clare Morrall, The Times Literary Supplement
Everything Beautiful Began After, Simon Van Booy, The Times Literary Supplement
Ruta Tannenbaum, Miljenko Jergović, The Times Literary Supplement
Scenes from Village Life, Amoz Oz, The Times Literary Supplement
Daisy Buchanan’s Daughter, Tom Carson, The New York Times
Mr. Chartwell, Rebecca Hunt, The New York Times
The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas, The Guardian
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, David Mitchell
A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction, Ruth Franklin, The Jewish Quarterly
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert, trans. Lydia Davis, The Times Literary Supplement
How Much Land Does a Man Need, Leo Tolstoy, trans. Boris Dralyuk, The Times Literary Supplement
A Russian Novel, Emmanuel Carrere, The Times Literary Supplement
Stranded (En Rade), J.-K. Huysmans, trans. Brendan King, The Times Literary Supplement
The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai, Ruiyan Xu, The Times Literary Supplement
Des Hommes, Laurent Mauvignier, The Times Literary Supplement
The Passport, Herta Müller, The Times Literary Supplement
Esther’s Inheritance, Sándor Márai, The Guardian
The Last Chance: Roads of Freedom IV, Jean-Paul Sartre, The Guardian
Crime, Irvine Welsh, The Guardian
The Tragedy of the Street of Flowers, José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, The Guardian
The Wedding in Auschwitz, Erich Hackl, The Times Literary Supplement
The Northern Clemency, Philip Hensher, The Guardian
From A to X, John Berger, The Guardian
I Play the Drums in a Band Called okay, Toby Litt, The Guardian
Child 44, Tom Rob Smith, The Guardian
The Girl Who Was Going to Die, Glyn Maxwell, The Guardian
The White King, Gyorgy Dragomán, The Guardian
The Three Suitors of Fred Belair, E.A. Markham, The Guardian
Me and Kaminski, Daniel Kehlmann, The Literary Review
The Blue Manuscript, Sabiha Al Khemir, The Times Literary Supplement
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery, The Times Literary Supplement
My Fantoms, Théophile Gautier, The Times Literary Supplement
Dreams of Rivers and Seas, Tim Parks, The Times Literary Supplement
Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet, Joanne Proulx, The New Statesman
The Ossians, Doug Johnstone, The New Statesman
A Grave in the Air, Stephen Henighan, The Times Literary Supplement
Girl Meets Boy, Ali Smith, The New Statesman
The Bridge of the Golden Horn, Emine Sevgi Özdamar
Last Stop Salina Cruz, David Lalé, The Times Literary Supplement
Trespass, Valerie Martin, The New Statesman
Secrets of the Sea, Nicholas Shakespeare, The New Statesman

Art Reviews
Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010, Museum of Modern Art, CRETUS
Gauguin: Metamorphoses, Museum of Modern Art, The Times Literary Supplement
Balthus: Cats and Girls – Paintings and Provocations, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Times Literary Supplement
The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-garde, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY Arts Magazine
Fractured Tales, New Paintings by Philemona Williamson at June Kelly Gallery, Art in America