Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction Poetry Born: 1978 in Port Jefferson, New York Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBall lives in Chicago. He is a Professor of Writing at School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
Biographical and Professional InformationJesse Ball is the prizewinning author of numerous volumes of fiction and poetry. His work is a part of the tradition of Borges, Abe, Kafka, Walser, Kristof, Erpenbeck, Bernhard, Gogol and Schulz. His work has been published to acclaim in many parts of the world and translated into more than a dozen languages. He is on the faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, is a winner of the Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize and the Gordon Burn Prize, and was long-listed for the National Book Award. He was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists, and has been a fellow of the NEA, Creative Capital, and the Guggenheim Foundation.
*''A Cure for Suicide: A Novel'', Pantheon, 2015 *''How to Start a Fire and Why: A Novel'', Pantheon, 2016 *''March Book'', Grove Press, 2004 *''Notes on My Dunce Cap'', Pioneer Works Press, 2016 *''Samedi the Deafness'', Vintage, 2007 *''Silence Once Begun'', Random House, 2014 *''Sleep, Death's Brother'', Pioneer Works Press, 2017 *''The Curfew'', Vintage, 2011 *''The Way Through Doors '', Vintage, 2009 *''Vera & Linus'', Nyhil, 2006 - written with Thordis Bjornsdottir