—Sirenland Writers Conference, Positano, Italy, April 2022
—2020 Pushcart Prize (Vol. XLIV) “Special Mention” for “Pass the Baby,” published by December magazine, Vol. 29.2, Fall/Winter 2018.
—Fiction Honorable Mention for December magazine’s 2018 Curt Johnson Prose Award for “Pass the Baby,” published Vol. 29.2.
“A strong sense of authority marks this writer’s work. The central event in these characters’ lives almost doesn’t bear looking at, and yet the narrator recounts it succinctly and matter-of-factly, and… trusts the reader to understand the currents flowing beneath. The story is remarkable for all that it leaves unsaid.” —Fiction Judge Anne Tyler
—Artist’s Residency, Ragdale, Lake Forest, IL, 1990, 1989
—Artist’s Residency, The Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY, 1989
—The Writer’s Voice Award, 63rd St. Y Writing Program (NYC), 1987