Jared Jackson is a writer, teacher, and arts administrator. He received an M.F.A. in fiction from Columbia University, where he was awarded a Chair’s Fellowship and Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship. His work has received support from the Tin House Winter Workshop and has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The Yale Review, Guernica, Kenyon Review, and more. He has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell, Baldwin for the Arts, and the Center for Fiction. He is currently the program director of Literary Programs and Emerging Voices at PEN America.
At MacDowell he edited and completed selected stories from his book-length debut of short fiction, LOCALS, which follows the lives and dreams of young, local residents of his hometown of Hartford, CT.
Portrait by Roqu Nonini