PUBLICATIONS

NEW FICTION

“American Madrassa” — Arcturus (October 22, 2018)

 

NEW NONFICTION

“On Titles” — The Kenyon Review blog (November 6, 2018)

“On Character Names” — The Kenyon Review blog (October 26, 2018)

“E.M. Forster on Fantasy and Prophecy” — The Kenyon Review blog (October 25, 2018)

 

OTHER FICTION

“The World’s Secret Heartbeat” — Metaphorosis (December 2016)

“The Janissary” — The Massachusetts Review (Summer 2016)

 

TRAVEL WRITING

“Travel Journal: Washington, D.C., February 2017 — Selected Entries”— Medium (December 11, 2017)

“Travel Journal: Stockholm, December 2016 — Selected Entries” — Medium (February 28, 2017)

“Travel Journal: Copenhagen, December 2016 — Selected Entries” — Medium (January 12, 2017)

“Travel Journal: Japan, August/September 2015 — Selected Entries” — Medium (September 7, 2016)

 

OTHER NONFICTION

“Was Philip Roth a White Male Author?” — The Kenyon Review blog (October 15, 2018)

“On The English Patient” — The Kenyon Review blog (October 8, 2018)

“On Writing What You Know” — The Kenyon Review blog (October 1, 2018)

“How to Write an Ideological Novel” — The Kenyon Review blog (September 20, 2018)

“On Accessibility in Historical Fiction” — The Kenyon Review blog (September 17, 2018)

“Are Characters Real People?”The Kenyon Review blog (September 7, 2018)

“In Defense of Flat Characters” — The Kenyon Review blog (August 27, 2018)

“How Many Books Should a Fiction Writer Read in a Year?” — The Kenyon Review blog (August 21, 2018)

“On ‘Ethnic Fiction'” — The Kenyon Review blog (August 13, 2018)

“On Beginnings” — The Kenyon Review blog (August 6, 2018)

“On Endings” — The Kenyon Review blog (July 30, 2018)

“On The Comic Novel”The Kenyon Review blog (July 24, 2018)

“In Defense of Long Descriptions” — The Kenyon Review blog (July 18, 2018)

“Thanos, Disney, and the Invisible Hand” — Medium (July 12, 2018)

“On A Novel’s First Line”— The Kenyon Review blog (July 10, 2018)

“Against the Single Effect” — The Kenyon Review blog (June 30, 2018)

“How Fiction ‘Works'”— The Kenyon Review blog (June 28, 2018)

“On Aesthetics and Politics: Alisa Ganieva’s The Mountain and the Wall— The Kenyon Review blog (June 19, 2018)

“The Force Slumbers” — Medium (June, 14, 2018)

“Against the Nineteenth-Century Novel” — The Kenyon Review blog (June 11, 2018)

“Should Fiction Writers Study Literary Theory?” — The Kenyon Review blog (May 31, 2018)

“On ‘The Death of the Novel'” — The Kenyon Review blog (May 24, 2018)

“On Character Motivation” — The Kenyon Review Blog (May 18, 2018)

“On Historical Accuracy in Historical Fiction” — The Kenyon Review Blog (May 14, 2018)

“Omniscience, Paranoia, and Postmodern Fiction” — The Kenyon Review Blog (May 2, 2018)

“Fiction as Atonement” — The Kenyon Review Blog (April 23, 2018)

“Against Relateability” The Kenyon Review Blog (April 13, 2018)

“In Defense of ‘Show Don’t Tell'”The Kenyon Review Blog (April 6, 2018)

“Proportionally Responding Till the End of History” — Medium (April 13, 2017)

“Ressentiment Past and Present: On Pankaj Mishra’s The Age of Anger — Medium (April 5, 2017)

“Our America: Reading Horatio Alger in Karachi” — The Massachusetts Review (March 2, 2017)

“Islam is Part of ‘The West'” — Medium (September 4, 2016)

“The DNC and the Importance of Seeming Earnest” — Medium (July 29, 2016)

“Artistic License in Vikings, Black Sails, and Da Vinci’s Demons: When Historical Inaccuracy Improves Art” — The Los Angeles Review of Books (May 30, 2014)

“The Utopian News Program: The Hour and The Newsroom — The Los Angeles Review of Books (October 15, 2013)

“Coup and Revolution: Egypt and the Al Jazeera Journalists” — Future Foreign Policy (August 20, 2013)

“Hassan Rowhani: A Reformist Candidate in the Iranian Elections” — Future Foreign Policy (May 9, 2013)

“The Rebellion in Mali: The “Arab” Spring Continued” — Future Foreign Policy (February 13, 2013)