An American fiction writer, he’s particularly known for introspective novels and brief stories occur Botswana. His 1991 book, Mating, earned the U.S. Country wide Book Honor. He worked well for fifteen years like a publication seller before dedicating himself to composing. His 1986 brief tale collection, Whites, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Reward. He grew up in the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Bay Region. He later resolved in NY state along with his wife Elsa. He and Michael Weithorn both went to Swarthmore College.