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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mitchell S. Jackson  

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: Portland, Oregan



Illinois Connection

Jackson teaches at the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mitchell Jackson is a columnist for Esquire Magazine and teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''The Residue Years '', *Winner Whiting Writers' Award Winner Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction Finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award -- ''Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family'', *named a best book of the year by fifteen publications, including NPR, Time, The Paris Review, The Root, Kirkus Reviews, and Buzzfeed. Starred Reviews - Library Journal, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly. -- ''Runner's World'', *2021 Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing