Category Archives: Short Fiction

“Novostroïka” – BASS 2017

(Updated post) 

My story “Novostroïka” (originally published in The Atlantic) has been selected for The Best American Short Stories 2017. This year’s anthology, edited by Meg Wolitzer, is available to order here.

The story is part of a linked collection in progress. If you’d like to receive occasional publication updates on the other stories, sign up below:

Photo: Troieshchyna, Kiev

“Subject Winifred” – The Malahat Review

My story, “Subject Winifred” (Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award Finalist), has been published in The Malahat Review‘s Spring issue (no. 194).

You can find a copy of The Malahat Review at a bookstore near you, or you can order it here.

“Uta’s Escape”

My story, “Uta’s Escape,” is now up on Tin House Flash Fridays and The Guardian.

“Two days before the synchronized swimming nationals, our Flyer vanished. I don’t mean she didn’t show up to training, and I don’t mean she left the pool through a door and didn’t re-enter the door. In the ninth hour of training, we threw Uta Franke into the air and Uta Franke did not land.”

You can read the rest of the story here.


“Methodology of Grace” – The New Quarterly


My story, “Methodology of Grace” (Writers’ Union of Canada 2013 Short Story Competition finalist), has been published in The New Quarterly’s Issue 135.

You can find a copy at a Chapters near you, or purchase the digital copy from Kobo.

Commonwealth Short Story Prize Shortlist

My story, “Novostroïka,” made the Commonwealth Short Story Prize shortlist! I’m proud to be one of three Canadians on the list. You can read a passage from each of the shortlisted stories the Commonwealth Writers website.


TNQ Shortlist

I am pleased to report that one of my stories, “Subject Winifred,” has been shortlisted for The New Quarterly‘s Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award.