Bachelor, Columbia College, Columbia University, New York City, 1993. AM, Brown University, Providence, 1996. Master of Fine Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1999.
Faculty member Gotham Writers' Workshop, New York City, 1999—2005, Queens College, Flushing, since 2004, Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Sleepy Hollow, 2005—2008, Parsons the New School Design, New York City, since 2008.
Member of Association Writers and Writing Programs.
Life partner Riad Miah.