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I am the author of Prodigals, a collection of stories published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2016, reviewed in the New York Times, and now out in paperback with Picador.

Please find links to my publications and interviews below.

For professional inquiries, please contact my agent Samantha Shea at Georges Borchardt, Inc.

Thanks to Rob Ochshorn for the crash course in HTML.

My novel The Dimensions of a Cave is out now with Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the US and Granta Books in the UK.


Greg Jackson on Hannah Arendt (Podcast. Selected Essays. May 28, 2024)

"Notes on Craft" (Essay. Granta. March 5, 2024)

Greg Jackson Reads Jennifer Egan (Podcast. New Yorker Fiction. March 1, 2024)

Greg Jackson Reads “Wagner in the Desert” (Podcast. The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice. January 1, 2024)


"Within the Pretense of No Pretense" (Essay. The Point. Winter 2024)

"The Island" (Novel Excerpt. The London Magazine. December/January 2024)

Wagner By The Park (Podcast. Our Struggle. November 18, 2023)

The Best Metaphysical Thrillers (Interview. Five Books. October 19, 2023)


The Best American Short Stories 2022 ("The Hollow." First published in The New Yorker.)


Greg Jackson Reads “The Hollow” (Podcast. The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice. November 22, 2021)

"The Hollow" (Fiction. The New Yorker. November 29, 2021)

On Bohemians and the Bourgeoisie (Interview. The New Yorker. November 22, 2021)

The Best American Essays 2021 ("Vicious Cycles." First published in Harper's.)

"State of the Art" (Reading: Excerpt from "Sources of LIfe." Harper's. August 2021)

Discussing "Prayer for a Just War" (Podcast. The Harper's Podcast. June 10, 2021)

"Prayer for a Just War: Finding Meaning in the Climate Fight" (Essay. Harper's. June 2021)

"Sources of Life: Private Sentiment and the Politics of Despair" (Essay. The Point. Spring 2021)


With Christopher Beha (Virtual Event. Miami Book Fair. November 20, 2020)

Ann Beattie's "Where You'll Find Me" (Podcast. New Yorker Fiction. March 1, 2020)

Francesco Rosi's Hands over the City (Podcast. Cinema60. February 27, 2020)

Discussing "Vicious Cycles" (Podcast. The Harper's Podcast. February 19, 2020)

"Nocturnal Admissions" (Feature. New York Magazine. February 4, 2020)

"Vicious Cycles: Theses on a Philosophy of News" (Essay. Harper's. January 2020)


"Hipster Elegies" (Essay. The Hedgehog Review. Summer 2019)

Joshua Furst's "Revolutionaries" (Review. The New York Times. May 5, 2019)

Greg Jackson Reads “Poetry” (Podcast. The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice. April 23, 2019)

"Poetry" (Fiction. The New Yorker. April 29, 2019)

On the Dialogue between Myth and Reality (Interview. The New Yorker. April 22, 2019)


"The Inner Life of a Sinking Ship" (Essay. The Hedgehog Review. Fall 2018)

"A Curiosity of Spies" (Fiction. Conjunctions. Fall 2018)

"A Super Soaker Is a Water Gun You Masturbate" (Feature. Tin House. Fall 2018)

"Reverse Cowboy" (Essay. Los Angeles Review of Books. July 29, 2018)

"Are we trading happiness for convenience?" (Op-Ed. Los Angeles Times. January 28, 2018)

"After the Vernissage" (Essay. The Hedgehog Review. Winter 2018)


"The Speaker" (Fiction. Paul Ryan: The Magazine. Fall 2017)

"Country & Eastern" (Fiction. Granta: Best of Young American Novelists. Spring 2017)

Conversation with Greg Jackson, Author of Prodigals (Interview. Pif. March 2017)


"The Park" (Fiction. Assignment. 2016)

"Does Literature Have a Political Responsibility?" (Essay. The Story Prize. November 2016)

The First Book Interview: Greg Jackson (Interview. The Guardian. October 6, 2016)

"Party Going" (Poetry. Big Big Wednesday. Summer 2016)

Top 10 Books to Make You a Better Person (Feature. The Guardian. June 1, 2016)

Influenced: Episode 3 (Interview. 0s&1s Reads. June 1, 2016)

"Dynamics in the Storm" (Fiction: Republished. The Irish Times. April 28, 2016)

Greg Jackson: Prodigals (Radio Interview. Bookworm KCRW. April 7, 2016)

Five Questions with Greg Jackson, Author of Prodigals (Interview. City Lights. March 2016)

"Summer 1984" (Fiction. Vice. March 1, 2016)

"Dynamics in the Storm" (Fiction. Granta. February 5, 2016)


First Sentence: Greg Jackson (Feature. Granta. September 2015)

"Epithalamium" (Fiction. Granta. Summer 2015)


"Serve-and-Volley, Near Vichy" (Fiction. Virginia Quarterly Review. Fall 2014)

"Wagner in the Desert" (Fiction. The New Yorker. July 21, 2014)

This Week in Fiction: Greg Jackson (Interview. The New Yorker. July 13, 2014)