The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology

Better Than Fiction 2


“Rock Wednesday,” The Southern Review, forthcoming Spring 2020

“The Host,” The New Territory Magazine, Fall 2019

“The Pearl Diver’s Son,” The Arkansas International, Fall 2018

“Wildfires,” Slice Magazine, March 2017

“The Gates of Tunis,” This Land Magazine, Winter 2016

“The Caulbearer,” New Delta Review, December 2014

“Snow Miser & Heat Miser,” Salon, December 2014

“These Things Other Than Beautiful” – FiveChapters.com

“Godly Bodies” – Qu Literary Magazine, May 2015

Essays & Reviews

The US-Saudi Story, Through the Eyes of an Aramco ‘Brat’ – New York Review of Books

Representative Foreigners: On Elif Shafak’s “10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World – Los Angeles Review of Books

Writing as Spiritual Offering: A Conversation with Leila Aboulela – World Literature Today

The View from Elsewhere: A Conversation with Aminatta Forna – World Literature Today

My Aramco Childhood: How the Kashoggi Affair Made One American Reconsider Her Upbringing in Saudi Arabia – Slate

Playtime in Vienna: The Austrian Literary Scene Finds Its Sense of Humor – World Literature Today

Review: Happiness by Aminatta Forna – World Literature Today

To the Sri Lankan Maid who was Erased – Off Assignment

Review: Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher – The Brooklyn Quarterly

Review: Cinderland by Amy Jo Burns – Running n’ Reading

Writing Out of Rage: How Sexual Politics Inspired The Unraveling of Mercy Louis – Read Her Like an Open Book

A Mixtape for Mercy – Midlife Mixtape

Basketball as Cultural Bridge – Book Club Girl

The Unraveling of Mercy Louis – My Book, the Movie

Library Love Fest

Writers Read

My First Incendiary Novel – The Quivering Pen

The Ruins of Us – My Book, The Movie

Where You Need to be to Write a True Story – Amanda’s Wrinkled Pages

Keija Parssinen on Golden Links to Her Childhood – Bookreporter.com