38th Annual Literary Festival at ODU: October 4-8, 2015


Mitchell S. Jackson, 38th Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Center for the Performing Arts

Author/Artist Bio

Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Years was praised by The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Times of London, and the Sydney Morning Herald. The novel was honored with the Earnest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence ad was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, The PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Jackson has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the Center for Fiction, and the Urban Artist Initiative.


Jackson read on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.


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