“Unexpected Medieval Family Counselling,” The New Yorker, October 2022

“What’s So Funny About Getting Old?,’ ” The New Yorker, July 2022

“A Turf War on the Water in ‘Anchored Out,’ ” The New Yorker, May 2022

“A Dark Satire About Worker Exploitation in the Philippines,” The New Yorker, February 2022

“What Is It Like to Be Dying?,” The New Yorker, June 2021

“An Animated Short Film About a Boy and a Giant, Outcasts in a Cruel World,” The New Yorker, January 2021

“The Mental-Health Crises of the Coronavirus Pandemic,” The New Yorker, April 2020

“Ammon Bundy Explains His ‘Liberty’ Quarantine Rebellion,” The New YorkerApril 2020

“Bartleby, the Senator: A Story of Merrick Garland,” McSweeney’s, 2016

“The Man Whose Face Fell Off,” West Branch Wired, 2015

“Phil Klay on His Iraq War Book Redeployment: ‘I Had to Get This Right,'” Time, March 2015

“Interview with a Turnip,” Catch & Release/Columbia Journal, 2014

“Pink Slip,” Epiphany, 2013

“What I Did on My Summer Vacation,” Salt Hill, Spring 2013

“The Messenger Who Did Not Become a Hero,” One Story, April 2013

“New Animal,” Ecotone, Fall 2012

“The Man Who Was Cast into the Void,” Sou’wester, Fall 2011

“The Death of John O’Brien,” The Journal, Spring/Summer 2011

“The Cave,” Sou’wester, Fall 2009

“My Foot Is on Fire,” Other Rooms, August 2009

“My Memoir,” “I’m Sorry I Lost the Scrap of Paper on Which You Outlined Your Plans for the Future,” “Marcy Loves Joey,” and “A Day in the Life of Je Ne Sais Quoi,Dogzplot, May 2008

“The Era of Not Quite,” Sou’wester, Spring 2008

“Against Specificity,” originally published by Backwards City Review, Winter 2007

“Author Sentenced for Life,” Ohio Writer, January/February 2007

“Men,” Anthology of New England Writers, 2007