- My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
Monday, November 29, 2004
By far one of the best novels I've read this year, A Blade of Grass offers a glimpse of South Africa's intense and volatile landscapes--political, environmental, and emotional. Exquisitely written, the author drew me into his world, and kept me turning pages eager to learn how his characters overcame sometimes impossible odds. Desoto has a gift for creating honest, believable characters, so believable they become quite remarkable. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone interested in South Africa--in its people, in its hardships and its triumphs.