Discipline: Literature – fiction

Jared Jackson

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2021

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



Jared Jackson worked in the Sorosis studio.

Sorosis Studio was funded by the New York Carol Club of Sorosis. The small, masonry studio was designed by F. Winsor, Jr., the architect who also designed Savidge Library (1926) and Mixter Studio (1927). At the time of construction, the large porch on the southeast facade offered a spectacular mountain view that has since been obscured…

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