Recipient of the 2019 Bard Fiction Prize: Greg Jackson - "The Prodigals: Stories"

Event date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Presented in collaboration with Bard Written Arts

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Greg Jackson by Shelton WalsmithStrivers, misfits, and children of privilege, the restless, hew to passion and perversity through life’s tempests in Greg Jackson’s stellar short story collection, Prodigals. Theirs is a quest for meaning and authenticity in lives spoiled by self-knowledge and haunted by spiritual longing. Lyrical and unflinching, cerebral and surreal, this collection maps the degradations of contemporary life with insight and grace.

GREG JACKSON grew up in Boston and coastal Maine. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Virginia Quarterly Review, and Granta. He is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Virginia and has been a Fiction Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center and a resident at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. A winner of the Balch and Henfield prizes, he was a finalist for the 2014 National Magazine Award in Fiction. Prodigals is his first book and garnered him the 2019 Bard Fiction Prize.

 

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