My first novel, The Journey, set on the fictional Island of Pi, was accepted for publication in 1987 by Alfred A. Knopf, and came out in 1990. Granta nominated me for their first Best American Writers campaign, as a regional finalist.
My second novel, Inheritance, came out from Secker and Wartburg, in England in 1997, and from Knopf in 1998. It was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers Book. I held a Mary Ingraham Bunting Fellowship at Radcliffe College in MA in 1997-98, after teaching fiction at Vassar, the University of Missouri, University of California and UC Santa Cruz.
While teaching in Southampton, Long Island, I began As Sweet As Honey and completed it in Boulder, CO., while teachinga at Naropa University. It came out from Knopf in 2013, when I moved back to Provincetown as a Fine Arts Work Center Long-Term Resident.
English-language editions of my books are variously available from Vintage Books, Beacon Press, Random House e-books, HarperCollinsIndia, Secker & Warburg UK, & Vintage UK. Translations appear in
French, German, Greek, and Japanese.
A sequel to As Sweet As Honey called Coriander is under revision, and I am work at another novel. I teach fiction writing and literature at Emerson College, and am a DJ on community radio, WOMR.