--"Beautiful Ruins" is a finalist for the ALA's Andrew Carnegie Medal
--"We Live in Water" is on the longlist for the Frank O'Connor Short Story prize
--"Beautiful Ruins" is a finalist for the independent booksellers' Indie Choice Awards
--The audio version of "Beautiful Ruins," performed by Edoardo Ballerini is a finalist for the Audies as audio book of the year and best work of fiction.

"Anything Helps" from McSweeney's 39 is in Best American Short Stories 2012, along with amazing stories by Jennifer Haigh, Roxanne Gay, Nathan Englander, Karen Russell, George Saunders and many others.

"Don't Eat Cat" from Byliner is in Best American Nonrequired Reading, 2012.