News/Reviews

Iowa Public Radio: Talk of Iowa

There’s some sense of the way I see the world, of the way I apprehend my own life, that’s coming through in these stories.


The Los Angeles Review: Everyone Was There

These stories evince a sense of wonder at the world and a suspicion of lazy understandings of what is supposedly ordinary.


The Colorado Review: Everyone Was There

Absurdity is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, as Varallo reminds us, sometimes it is a wonderful thing, a means of keeping our thirst for meaning in check.


Agni: Writing What You Want To Read

Sometimes I will ask myself, What kind of story do I rarely see in the slush pile? What kind of story do I want to read right now?


The Writer Magazine: How I Write

The best ideas are hiding just behind your doubts. When I push through doubts, I find it’s an access point to something that’s meaningful.