currently serves as Executive Director of the Ledig House International Writer's Colony in Hudson, New York, which is part of the Art Omi International Arts Center. He is also the co-founder and co-director of Sangam House, a writers. residency program in Pondicherry, India. His work has been published in various literary journals and magazines including Oxford Magazine, Tin House, Atlas, and Alaska Quarterly. His children's novel, Fundorado Island, was published by Random House in 2006. His novel for adult readers will be published in winter of 2010. He spent some time working on documentaries for PBS, A&E Television Network, and MSNBC. His credits include "The Hate Network" and "Inside Alcoholics Anonymous". He holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Texas and a MS from the Columbia School of Journalism.