Jess Row (born 1974 in Washington, D.C.) is an American short story writer, novelist, and professor.
|Born||October 25, 1974|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Occupation||Writer, professor, literary critic|
|Education||B.A., Yale University (1997)|
M.F.A., University of Michigan (2001)
He received a B.A. in English from Yale University in 1997. He later taught English in Hong Kong for two years. He completed his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at the University of Michigan in 2001.
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 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.
He currently resides in New York City with his wife Sonya Posmentier.
- 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.
- White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination. Graywolf Press. 2019. ISBN 978-1555978327.
- "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.
Articles and EssaysEdit
- Granta Best of Young American Novelists 2 Archived 2009-09-15 at the Wayback Machine
- Vermont College of Fine Arts Archived 2009-11-20 at the Wayback Machine
- "2018 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grantee: Jess Row". Whiting.org.