Margaret Mead Award (for At Home in the Street)

Second Place, 33rd annual Concurso de Cuentos “Hucha de Oro” (Spain’s most important award for a short story, with more than 5,000 entries and the world’s largest purse)

2003 Best University Press Books Citation, Public Library Association, for Minor Omissions

H.F. Guggenheim Foundation research award

National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for Independent Scholars