— recipient of the 2003 Fellowship of Southern Writer's
Robert Penn Warren Fiction Prize— lives in Fayetteville,
Arkansas, where is he is a professor of art history at the University
of Arkansas. He is the author of 14 novels, including Some
Other Place, the Right Place; The Architecture of the
Arkansas Ozarks, The Choiring of the Trees, Ekaterina,
Butterfly Weed, Thirteen Albatrosses (or, Falling
Off the Mountain), and most recently, With.