Laboratory of Literary Translation | “Local Accidents”

The Laboratory of Literary Translation in Kazakhstan has included my story “Local Accidents” in their book of translated American stories, 9 Stories. 9 Stories is a translation project managed by Yuriy Serebryansky and Anton Platonov. Having my story translated in Russian alongside the short stories of Stuart Dybek, Yiyun Li, Chris Offutt, Ana Castillo, Christopher Merrill, […]

Two New Reviews of Scandamerican Domestic

Two really exceptional reviews of Scandamerican Domestic came out in the past few months:  one by writer Amy Day Wilkinson for the Missouri Review and another by writer Brigit Kelly Young for Great Lakes Review. A particularly lovely note from Amy Day Wilkinson’s review: “What’s interesting is that the initial impulses in Merkner stories are often familiar parent impulses—flirt […]