The Exhibit X Fiction Series showcases experimental and innovative fictions: from new novels to anti-novels, from criti-fictions to cross-genre writing, from hypermedia to the avant-pop…to whatever comes next, whatever that may be—fictions that, as yet, have no name.
Fri Oct 19
341 Delaware Avenue
Free and Open to the Public
Mitchell S. Jackson’s debut novel The Residue Yearswas praised by publications including The New York Times, The Paris Review, and The Times of London.Jackson is the winner of a Whiting Award. His novel also won The Ernest J. Gaines Prize for Literary Excellence and was a finalist for The Center for Fiction Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the PEN / Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction, and the Hurston / Wright Legacy Award. Jackson’s honors include fellowships from TED, the Lannan Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the BreadLoaf Conference, NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) and The Center for Fiction. His writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, The Guardian, and Tin House. Jackson is a Clinical Associate Professor of writing at New York University.
Tues Nov 13
341 Delaware Avenue
Free and open to the Public
Shelley Jackson was extracted from the bum leg of a water buffalo in 1963 in the Philippines and grew up complaining in Berkeley, California. Bravely overcoming a chronic pain in her phantom limb, she extracted an AB in art from Stanford and an MFA in creative writing from Brown. She has spent most of her life in used bookstores, smearing unidentified substances on the spines, and is duly obsessed with books: paper, glue, and ink. Nonetheless, she is most widely recognized for an electronic text, Patchwork Girl, a hypertext reworking of the Frankenstein myth, and for SKIN, a story published in tattoos on the skin of volunteers. As for ink on paper, she has left her ineradicable stain on Conjunctions, Fence, Grand Street, The Paris Review, and many restaurant napkins. Her first book, The Melancholy of Anatomy, was published by Anchor in April 2002, her second, the novel Half Life, by Harper Collins in 2006. About her new novel–Riddance; or, The Sybil Joines Vocational School for Ghost Speakers & Hearing-Mouth Children–Samantha Hunt writes: “A genius work of art; a lost history; a rollicking, wondrous, Borgesian library; and a haunting so gloriously conceived, reader, you will shudder.” Riddance will be available from Catapult Books in November 2018.
A Shuttle to the events will be provided:
Exhibit X Shuttle Schedule:
4:45pm: from Flint Loop to Salon
6:00pm: from Flint Loop to Hallwalls
8:00pm: Hallwalls to North campus