Is a Bronx born-and-bred writer who lives in Miami. He wrote his first story for the New York Times at 18-years-old. Since then he has written for The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, The Fader and other publications. He is currently a staff writer at the South Florida Sun Sentinel. His work has been highlighted by MSNBC, NPR and Politico. His non-fiction and fiction have been recognized by Cornell University, The University of Miami, Tin House, The Susquehanna Review, The Michener Foundation, The Florida Society of News Editors and The Florida Press Club. He has taught writing to college students, grade-schoolers and inmates. He has also toured the country with Pop-Up Magazine.
He is represented by Danielle Bukowski of Sterling Lord Literistic.