Best Books of the West for 2002, Los Angeles Times
Stanford University Libraries William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, 2003, shortlist
Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship 2003
Lannan Foundation Writing Residency, Marfa, TX 2004
Lannan Foundation Writing Residency, Marfa, TX 2005
FINALIST in FICTION /PEN USA WEST 2003
Whale & Star Writing Residency, 2010
The Memory Room marks the rarest of occurrences–the debut of a literary master.
–Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander and Paint It Black.