February 20, 2020 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights

Mitchell S. Jackson will read from and discuss Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family.  

"Mitchell Jackson's Survival Math is riveted by his exacting and tender calculus of each subject's depth and humanity. Each hustle, dodge and scramble we witness in these pages is anchored in the turbulent sea of American history."--Tyehimba Jess  

Mitchell S. Jackson's honors include the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, a Whiting Award, and fellowships from the Cullman Center of the New York Public Library, TED, the Lannan Foundation, the Ford Foundation, PEN, NYFA, and the Center for Fiction. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, The Guardian, and elsewhere. He is the author of The Residue Years, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Chicago. 

This reading, which is part of The Krause Series in Contemporary Nonfiction, is sponsored by The Nonfiction Writing Program, the Department of English, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Provost’s Office, and the Kyle J. and Sharon Krause Family Foundation.