Mitchell S. Jackson

Current Fellow

Fellow: Awarded 2021

Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada

Website: http://mitchellsjackson.com

Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Years (Bloomsbury) received wide critical praise. Jackson is the winner of a Whiting Award and the Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence. Jackson’s other honors include a Creative Capital Award, as well as fellowships from the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center of the New York Public Library, the Lannan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, PEN America, and TED. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Time, The New Yorker, Harpers, The Paris Review, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, and elsewhere. His nonfiction book Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family (Scribner) was named a best book of the year by fifteen publications. His next novel—John of Watts—will be published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Jackson covers race and culture as a columnist for Esquire Magazine and teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago. Find out more about him at his website.

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