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March 26, 2017 reading at Chicago Sunday Salon at 7PM

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March 24, 2017 reading at Prairie Lights in Iowa City at 7PM

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March 22, 2017 reading at Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis at 7PM

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March 20, 2017 reading at Watermark Books in Wichita at 6PM

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March 17, 2017 reading at The Writers Place in Kansas City at 7PM

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March 14, 2017 Country & Townhouse in U.K. selects Mexico for "10 of the Best American Short Story Collections"

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March 6, 2017 my piece "When the American Medical System Failed Us" published at OZY

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March 5, 2017 Atlanta Journal-Constitution reviews Mexico: Stories

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February 22, 2017 interview with Joe Donahue on NPR´s WAMC radio about Mexico

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February 8, 2017 my piece "The Inner Meat of the Story" at Beatrice.com

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February 6, 2017 interview with the Huffington Post about Mexico

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February 5, 2017 Mexico listed in "The US-Mexico Border in Fiction: 7 Books on the Space Between"

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February 4, 2017 my writing tips on "3 Elements Your Mediocre Short Story is Missing" at Signature.com

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February 3, 2017 my piece "Things Donald Trump Does Not Know About Mexico" published at Medium.com

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January 30, 2017 reading at Kramerbooks in DC at 6:30PM

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January 26, 2017 my article on "The 5 Best Bookstores of Mexico City" published at Lit Hub

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January 26, 2017 reading at The Strand in NYC at 7PM

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January 25, 2017 Washington Independent Review of Books writes about Mexico: Stories

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January 24, 2017 my article published, "Mexico Through the Eyes of Expats" at Read it Forward

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January 24, 2017 my music playlist for Mexico: Stories published at Largehearted Boy

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January 24, 2017 reading at Harvard Book Store at 7PM to launch new book Mexico

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January 20, 2017 NY Times reviews Mexico: Stories

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December 6, 2016 my recommendation of Philip Roth's book Letting Go at Read it Forward

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November 15, 2016 Kirkus gives a starred review of Mexico

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October 13, 2016 reading at Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida at 7PM

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September 13, 2016 Library Journal gives starred review to Mexico

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March 24, 2016 Alfaguara buys Spanish translation rights for Mexico: Stories

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June 27, 2015 contract signed with Hogarth/Crown Books for the publication of Mexico: A Collection of Stories

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April 28, 2015 named Visiting Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at Hollins University

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November 26, 2014 essay "Home" published by Rare Bird

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July 28, 2014 awarded runner up for the Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction (AWP), judged by Jaime Manrique, for my new story collection Məxico

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June 12, 2014 reading at Bookstore1, Sarasota, Florida at 6PM

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June 6, 2014 reading at Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida at 7:30PM

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May 14, 2014 Winner of the Lightship International Short Story Competition, 2013, for "The Kidnapping." Judged by Tessa Hadley

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March 28, 2014 awarded "runner up" for the Juniper Prize for Fiction by The University of Massachusetts Press/Amherst. Recognition for my new story collection Məxico

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February 19, 2014 Glimmer Train awards "The Kidnapping" story in its Top 25 list

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October 17, 2013 "My Obsession With Traveling" published by Necessary Fiction

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September 14, 2013 Bridport Prize, United Kingdom, shortlist finalist for story "The Kidnapping"

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August 1, 2013 selected for reading presentation at 2014 AWP Conference in Seattle

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July 10, 2013 "A Call for True Multicultural Freedom to Write" published by Braddock Avenue Books

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June 7, 2013 reading at Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida at 7:30PM

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June 1, 2013 Amazon Kindle Editors choose Before Hiroshima as a Top 100 Kindle Pick

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May 29, 2013 Glimmer Train awards "The God of Common Names" story in its Top25 list

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February 21, 2013 Glimmer Train awards "The American Chef and El Chapo" story in Top25 list

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January 20, 2013 Invited for six-week residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Englewood, Florida

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November 30, 2012 presenter at Wichita Art Museum/Art Chatter at 6PM

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October 17, 2012 reading at Watermark Books in Wichita at 7PM

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October 1, 2012 Amazon Kindle Editors choose Before Hiroshima as a Top 100 Kindle Pick

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May 18, 2012 Named Assistant Professor of Creative Writing in the MFA program at Wichita State University

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February 1, 2012 Amazon Kindle Editors choose Before Hiroshima as a Top 100 Kindle Pick

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January 20, 2012 reading and workshop at University of Pittsburgh's Writers' Cafe

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December, 2011 Interview published with University of Pittsburgh's Hot Metal Bridge

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October 1, 2011 reading at Wood-Fired Words at UnSmoke in Braddock/Pittsburgh PA

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