Writer and novelist Jess Row will kick off the spring 2016 Trias Residency Reading Series for Poetry and Creative Writing. He will join the Colleges for a weeklong residency beginning on Monday, Feb. 15, when Row will read from a selection of his work at 7:30 p.m. in Hirshson Ballroom.
Row is the author of two collections of short stories, including: “The Train to Lo Wu” (Dial Press, 2006) and “Nobody Ever Gets Lost” (FiveChapters Books, 2011). In 2014, he authored his first novel, “Your Face in Mine” (Riverhead Books, 2014).
His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Tin House, Conjunctions, Ploughshares, Granta, American Short Fiction, Harvard Review, and elsewhere. His work has been anthologized three times in The Best American Short Stories; and has won two Pushcart Prizes and a Pen/O. Henry Award.
Row received a fellowship in fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Writers Award, and has been shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award and a finalist for the Kiriyama Prize and the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize. In 2007, he was named a “Best Young American Novelist” by Granta. His nonfiction and criticism appear often in The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Threepenny Review, and Boston Review.
He serves as an associate professor of English at The College of New Jersey and is a member of the international faculty of the MFA program at the City University of Hong Kong.
The Peter Trias Endowed Fund supports the Trias Residency Reading Series for Poetry and Creative Writing, a bequest of Peter J. Trias ’70. For more information about The Peter Trias Residency for Writers, visit the website at www.hws.edu/trias.