Creative Writing Lecture: Mitchell S. Jackson
Series organized by Ben Marcus, Writing
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7 pm
Dodge Hall, Room 501
Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel, The Residue Years, was praised by publications including The New York Times, The Paris Review, and The Times of London. Jackson is the winner of a Whiting Award. His novel also won The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the Center For Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the PEN/ Hemingway award for first fiction, and the Hurston / Wright Legacy Award. Jackson’s honors include fellowships from TED, the Lannan Foundation, the Bread Loaf Conference, and the Center For Fiction. His writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times Book Review, Salon, and Tin House. His narrative nonfiction book, Survival Math, will be released from Scribner in 2017. He serves on the faculty of New York University.