Can you find my little ol’ novel in the above picture? Hint: it’s next to books by TC Boyle and Laura Van Den Berg and above books by Kazuo Ishiguro and Kelly Link. Also on this list are new books by Toni Morrison and Jonathan Franzen. In short: I’m humbled and you’d better believe I’m also bragging.

What’s more, if you go to the listicle at Buzzfeed,  you’ll see they’ve also included my colleague and pal Amy Quan Barry’s SHE WEEPS EACH TIME YOU’RE BORN. In short, 40% of the professors teaching in the University of Wisconsin’s MFA program are on this list. And this time I’m 100% bragging, nothing humble about it. Go Badgers!