Jess Row (born 1974 in Washington, D.C.) is an American short story writer and novelist.
Jess Row at the 2014 Texas Book Festival.
|Born||October 25, 1974|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Occupation||Writer, professor, literary critic|
|Alma mater||Yale University, University of Michigan|
His stories have appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, Granta, Witness, The Atlantic, Kyoto Journal and the Best American Short Stories of 2001 and 2003.
He currently resides in New York City with his wife Sonya Posmentier. He is an assistant professor of English at The College of New Jersey and teaches in the Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is also a teacher and student of Zen Buddhism.
He has received many awards for his fiction, among them a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2018, he received a Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant to complete his book White Flights: Race, Fiction and the American Imagination.
- The Train to Lo Wu. The Dial Press. 2005. ISBN 978-0-38533-789-2.
- "Heaven Lake," Reprinted from Harvard Review 22, Spring 2002
- Nobody Ever Gets Lost. FiveChapters Books. 2011. ISBN 978-0-98293-922-2.
- Your Face In Mine. Riverhead Books. 2014. ISBN 978-1-59448-834-4.
- "The Answer". Granta (97: Best of Young American Novelists 2). Spring 2007.
- "Amritsar". The Atlantic. Fiction Issue. 2008.
- "The Call of Blood". Harvard Review. Harvard University. 38. Spring 2010.
- "The World in Flames". FiveChapters. 2011. Retrieved 26 August 2015.