Jess Row is the author of two collections of short stories, The Train to Lo Wu, and Nobody Ever Gets Lost, and a novel, Your Face in Mine. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Tin House, Conjunctions, Ploughshares, Granta, n+1, and elsewhere, have been anthologized three times in The Best American Short Stories, and have won two Pushcart Prizes and a PEN/O. Henry Award. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship, an NEA fellowship in fiction, and a Whiting Writers Award. In 2007, he was named a “Best Young American Novelist” by Granta. His nonfiction and criticism appear often in The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Threepenny Review, and Boston Review, among other venues. He teaches full time at The College of New Jersey; for the 2016-17 academic year he’s on leave and is a visiting professor in the English Department at NYU. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two children. A student of Zen for more than twenty years, he is an ordained dharma teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen.
He can be reached at rowjess [at] gmail.com.
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