Mitchell S. Jackson

2014 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction

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Mitchell S. Jackson is the John O. Whiteman Dean's Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University. The recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship, Jackson won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing and the 2021 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing for his article about the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. His debut novel, The Residue Years, won a Whiting Award and an Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. It was also a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Jackson’s additional honors include fellowships from Lannan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, PEN America, and TED. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, the New York Times Book Review, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. His most recent book is Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family.

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