Publications, Awards & Scholarships

Fellowships & Conference Participation

  • Tin House Writer’s Workshop with Marlon James; July 2015
  • Squaw Valley Community of Writers Long Scholarship; July 2014
  • Fulbright scholarship awarded in creative writing, May 2012. Lived in Budapest, Hungary for one year researching and writing a first draft of a novel based on my family’s escape during the 1956 Uprising. Affiliation with Eotvos Lorand University.
  • Fellowship awarded to Virginia Center for Creative Arts in 2010
  • Fellowship awarded to Summer Literary Seminars in 2010
  • Fellowship awarded to the Vermont Studio Center for fiction writing in 2006
  • Honorary Fellow and Prize Winner for the Abroad Writers Conference in Provence, France
  • Fort Bend Writers Guild Winner, Second Place, for “The Mosquito Bite.
  • Publications: 
  • 2016 “Are Hungarians Melancholic?” LARB
  • 2014 publication of the short story, “Passport Stamps” in Outside In Literary Journal.
  • 2014 Finalist, Ian MacMillan Writing Award finalist, Hawaii Review, for short story “The Pig Kill.”
  • 2012 Fulbright publication, “Imaginary Homelands”: Excavating Memory, Collective and Private, in Post-Communist Hungary – A Narrative Approach”
  • 2007 publication of the short story, “The Mosquito Bite” in the literary journal Driftwood.
  • Literary Organizations & Coursework: 
  • Authors Guild Member, 2016
  • LitFest Pasadena Committee Member, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • PEN Center Member, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Writers Workshop LA member & coursework with Ivy Pochoda, 2014
  • UCLA Writers Extension Advanced Novel Writing with Les Plesko 2012-13
  • Red Hen Press volunteer, summer 2011: learned copywriting and editing skills
  • Hungarian Foreign Press Association
  • Budapest Literary Bardroom member


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