Modern Masters Reading Series
Wednesday, December 1st, 6pm
Greg Jackson’s widely acclaimed debut short story collection, Prodigals
was the 2016 Honoree of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. His nonfiction has appeared in The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Magazine, The Point
s. He has been a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a resident at the MacDowell Colony, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Virginia.
“There are ethics at stake and, more important, crackling and careening Fitzgerald-worthy sentences that gather into Cheeveresque specimens of narrative architecture. ” ―Boris Kachka, New York
“Upwardly mobile, young(ish), and utterly lost: Such are the characters of Jackson's short fiction. He probes them with insight and sentences so finely wrought, they verge on aphorism.” ―O Magazine
“[A] Deeply felt and sparklingly erudite debut collection . . . Jackson's exquisite insight and mandarin prose style call to mind David Foster Wallace and Ben Lerner, but his preoccupation with the demise of romance, wonderment, and spirituality in our hyper-knowing age seem entirely his own.” ―Publishers Weekly