Writer, producer

BFA Film


BA, Amherst College; MFA, Columbia University


Fast Shuffle; Like Father; Murder at the Met; The Plague Years: A Chronicle of AIDS the Epidemic of Our Times; Peep Show: A Novel; An Impossible Life: A Bobeh Museh: A Novel; The Extinction Event; King of Fifth Avenue: The fortunes of August Belmont; Legacy of Lies

Film and television projects include

The Confession; Law & Order; 100 Centre Street; CSI: Miami; The Education of Max Bickford; Blue Bloods; Law and Order: UK

Theater projects include

An Impossible Life

Publications include

The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Rolling Stone

Awards and honors include

Gold Medal, Excellence in Writing, Writers Foundation of America; Writers Guild of America; National Endowment of the Arts; Atlantic Monthly Award; National Magazine Award; National Science Writers Award; Scholar-in-Residence, Kirkland House, Harvard University; Fellow, Pierson College, Yale University; Senior Fellow, Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism