What Are Those Kids Doing With That Enormous Gun?” – The Atlantic (Longreads Top 5)

A Sober Utopia” – Pacific Standard (Longreads Top 5)

Midnight in the Garden of the Goatherd” – Pacific Standard

Racism in the Diamond Mine” – Pacific Standard

King of Names” – AFAR

Lesotho’s Day of Truth” – Foreign Affairs

The Mother of All Comedy” – Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Amy Klobuchar on the Campaign Trail” – Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Hindsight Is 2020” – Mpls.St.Paul Magazine


Huron River Drive” – Black Warrior Review (2015 BWR Nonfiction Prize)

Death of the Virgin” – The Southeast Review (2015 Narrative Nonfiction Prize)

Forty-One Months” – Bellevue Literary Review (2014 Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction)

The Noose in Hentiesbaai” – Guernica

Basotho Dance Party” – Roads & Kingdoms

Good & Bad Joala” – Asymptote

In the Realm of Vanished Beasts” – The Rumpus

The Masked Horsemen of Southern Africa” – Jungles in Paris

The Kings of Simcoe County” – The Morning News

Possible Histories of Leroy Paige” – HYPERtext

Killing a Pig” – Gastronomica

Ghosts in Snow & Rock” – Sundog Lit

The Devil’s Snake Curve – Josh Ostergaard” (book review) – The Under Review


Sound Like Trapped Thunder – Jessica Lind Peterson” (book review) – Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Book of Eels – Patrik Svensson” (book review) – Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Museum of Whales You Will Never See – A. Kendra Greene” (book review) – Minneapolis Star Tribune

This Brilliant Darkness – Jeff Sharlet” (book review) – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Coasting to Mapholaneng” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Schooled at Scrabble” – Christian Science Monitor


What Are Those Kids Doing With That Enormous Gun?” – Courrier Japon (Japanese translation)

Good & Bad Joala” – 2000 (Hungarian translation)

Good & Bad Joala” – Asymptote (Chinese translation)


Rick Steves Radio (Everything Lost Is Found Again)

Booktalk with Diana Korte (Everything Lost Is Found Again)

Write On! Radio (Everything Lost Is Found Again)

The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (“A Sober Utopia”)

Black Warrior Review (craft interview)

The Southeast Review (craft interview)

CNN International (“What Are Those Kids Doing…”)

Bellevue Literary Review (craft interview)