My work involves interrogations of fiction, biography, science, science fiction, and the ethics of writing about other people, animals, and things. My novels include Trinity and Speak. Trinity was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Award and the winner of the Langum Prize for historical fiction; Speak was a Best Book of the Year in NPR, Slate, the Washington Post, and Men's Journal. My poems have appeared in The New Republic, The Southwest Review, and other journals, and my essays have appeared in the New York Times, LARB, Slate, The MIT Technology Review, and Texas Monthly. I have a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin.
I am working toward a BUILD certification through the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and have so far completed “Equitable and Inclusive Pedagogy in the Classroom,” “A Closer Look at Race in America,” and “Beyond the Numbers—Foundations for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.”