The Louisville Courier-Journal includes me in Generation Next 2011, their profile of up-and-coming artists, leaders, and entrepreneurs: “‘The piece she submitted featured a woman in mourning for her dead boyfriend, and certain lines from it still haunt me now, the way great stories by Frank O’Connor or William Trevor or Alice Munro do,’ said Paul Griner, director of the creative writing program at UofL.”

Axton Literary Festival Looks to Past and Future: “‘I think the urge to look backward is similar to the urge to look forwards — it betrays a desire to make sense of the present using a new lens or perspective, to gain the advantage of distance,’ says Knickerbocker.”


Litseen review of Your Rightful Home: “Although any good story invites its readers to step into the shoes of its characters, Knickerbocker’s masterful use of the second person, employed throughout the entire text, makes it uncannily easy to do so.”

Rain Taxi review of Your Rightful Home: “It would be simplistic to call Your Rightful Home a loss of innocence story, though it is. More specifically, it’s a moving and elegant exploration of the ways in which we slowly lose control, despite our best efforts.”

In Vol 1 Brooklyn: Well-read in 2010, Tobias Carroll lists Your Rightful Home as one of the eight books of 2010 that affected him the most: “[T]he answers it raises, through cycles and decisions good and bad, are thoroughly heartbreaking.”

NewPages reviews “House of Wind,” from Avery Anthology: “The writing here is of the sort that I love. It seems to flash between Hemingway-esque sparseness and Nabokovian turns of wonderful phrasing.”

The Review Review discusses “When No One Rakes,” featured in Meridian, Spring 2009: “Their intertwined relationships and easy conversations might remind you of The Big Chill or some of Ann Beattie’s early stories. Reading this story is like reconnecting with old friends.”