Mitchell S. Jackson is the author of the novel The Residue Years (Bloomsbury USA, 2013) and the essay collection Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family (Simon & Schuster, 2020). His second novel, John of Watts, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Among other honors, Jackson is the Winner of a Whiting Award. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, The Paris Review, Time Magazine, The Guardian, the New York Times Book Review and elsewhere. He is Assistant Professor in the Program of Creative Writing in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago.
English Language and Literature