Bard Faculty

Jedediah Berry

Visiting Assistant Professor of Written Arts

Primary Academic Program: Written Arts


B.A., Bard College; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Author of The Manual of Detection (Penguin Press, 2009), which received the International Association of Crime Writers/NA Hammett Prize and IAFA Crawford Award. His debut novel was also named a New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award finalist and has been widely published in translation. His short fiction has appeared online at and Interfictions; in the journals Matchbook, Conjunctions, Chicago Review, PEN America, and Fairy Tale Review, among others; and in the anthologies Best American Fantasy and Best New American Voices 2008. Nonfiction publications include interviews with Bradford Morrow ( and Brian Conn (Rain Taxi Review of Books), and reviews in the Los Angeles Times and Rain Taxi Review of Books. Honors and awards also include a James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence Fellowship and Yaddo Fellowship. Previously taught at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is an associate editor of Conjunctions and previously served as editor of Small Beer Press. At Bard: 2013–2014.


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