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He lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife and two daughters.
His short story “Touch,” originally published in Tin House is featured in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008 where it was chosen as a jury favorite. Two of Alexi’s short stories were also selected for “special mention” in the 2008 Pushcart Prize anthology. “Trapline” was awarded the 2008 Narrative Prize.
- Laura Furman, ed. (May 6, 2008). "Touch". The O. Henry Prize Stories 2008. Anchor. ISBN 978-0-307-28034-3.
- Bill Henderson, ed. (December 10, 2007). Pushcart Prize XXXII. Pushcart Press. ISBN 978-1-888889-46-8.
- "Author's Web Site". 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
- "Author Spotlight". 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-10-03.
- "DeWitt, Edugyan, Ondaatje and Vanderhaege among 17 on Giller long list". The Globe and Mail, September 6, 2011.