THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY'S DOROTHY AND LEWIS B. CULLMAN CENTER ANNOUNCES 2019-20 FELLOWS
Congratulations to SEI alumnus and library patron Mitchell S. Jackson, who is one of 15 novelists, poets, translators, academics, and independent scholars selected by The New York Public Library for a prestigious 2019-20 fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. While a Cullman Center Fellow, he will work on a new novel, John of Watts, about the rise and fall of an Oregon cult leader. Mr. Jackson isthe author of The Residue Years, which won the Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. He is also the winner of a Whiting Award, as well as fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, PEN America, TED, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Center for Fiction. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, the New York Times Book Review, the Paris Review, the Guardian, Tin House, and elsewhere. His nonfiction book Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family was recently published by Scribner. He is a clinical associate professor of writing in liberal studies at New York University.