Mitchell S. Jackson
Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Years received wide critical praise. Jackson is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing, a Whiting Award, and the Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence. Jackson’s honors include fellowships, grants, and awards from Creative Capital, the NYPL’s Cullman Center, the Lannan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, PEN America, and TED. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Time, The New Yorker, Harpers, The Paris Review, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, and elsewhere. His nonfiction book Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family was named a best book of the year by fifteen publications. Jackson’s next novel—John of Watts—will be published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. He covers race and culture as the first Black columnist for Esquire Magazine and is a Distinguished Professor in the English department at Arizona State University.