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Jess Row
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Jess Row

Jess Row Biography

Jess Row was born 1974 in Washington, D.C. He attended Yale University and graduated in 1997; he taught English for two years in Hong Kong before completing his M.F.A. at the University of Michigan in 2001.

Row is the author of the story collections The Train to Lo Wu and Nobody Ever Gets Lost. Named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists in 2007, he has won two Pushcart Prizes and a PEN/O. Henry Prize, and has appeared in The Best American Short Stories three times.

He currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife, Sonya Posmentier. He is an assistant professor of English at The College of New Jersey and teaches in the Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. He is also a teacher and student of Zen Buddhism.

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This biography was last updated on 07/27/2014.

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