Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Years (2013) received The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for The Center for Fiction Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Jackson’s other honors include a Whiting Award, fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, PEN America, TED, and the NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts). His writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, The Guardian, Tin House, and elsewhere. His nonfiction book Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family is forthcoming from Scribner in 2019. Jackson is a Clinical Associate Professor of writing in the Liberal Studies at New York University.


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