Monday, February 18, 2019
A Reading by Bard Fiction Prize Winner Greg Jackson
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
Greg Jackson, Bard Fiction Prize recipient and writer in residence at Bard College, will read from recent work. The reading is free and open to the public.
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jackson received the Bard Fiction Prize for his debut collection of short stories, Prodigals (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016). In his lyrical and unflinching stories, Jackson maps the degradations of contemporary life with insight and grace and takes the reader from a drug-addled weekend in Palm Springs to the remote provincial compound of a reclusive French tennis champion and places in between. The New York Times has called the collection a book “so bold and perceptive that it delivers a contact high.”
Jackson’s fiction and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, Vice, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA from the University of Virginia and has received fellowships and residencies from the Fine Arts Work Center and MacDowell Colony. A finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction, he was chosen by Granta in 2017 for their decennial list of Best Young American Novelists. In 2016 he received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award for Prodigals. Before turning to fiction, Jackson worked as an investigative journalist in Washington, D.C.
For more information, call 845-758-7412, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium