Faculty Profile for Ms. Jennifer Jackson duBois

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Ms. Jennifer Jackson duBois
Assistant Professor — English
Flowers Hall M21
phone: (512) 245-3652

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Jennifer duBois’s debut novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, was the winner of the California Book Award for First Fiction, the Northern California Book Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction. Her second novel, Cartwheel, was the winner of the Housatonic Book Award fiction and was a finalist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Award. The recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, duBois teaches in the MFA program at Texas State University.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • duBois, J. J. (2019). The Spectators. New York, NY, United States: Penguin Random House.
  • duBois, J. J. (2019). “Racing the Train.” Shenandoah.
  • duBois, J. J. (2019). When A First-Person Narrator Sneaks Into Your Story. LitHub.
  • duBois, J. J. (2019). Against Arguments: An Interview with Esme Weijun Wang. American Short Fiction.
  • duBois, J. J. (2019, September). “The Un-reinvention of Jerry Springer.” The Cut.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Housatonic Book Award, Western Connecticut State University. January 1, 2015 - Present
  • Award / Honor Nominee: New York Public Library Young Lions Award Finalist, New York Public Library. June 1, 2014 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Whiting Writer's Award, The Whiting Foundation. October 1, 2013 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: California Book Award for First Fiction, Commonwealth Club of California. June 1, 2013 - Present
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Northern California Book Award for Fiction, Northern California Book Reviewers. May 1, 2013 - Present

Selected Grants

  • duBois, Jennifer Jackson. National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, Federal, $25000. (Funded: 2018 - Present). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Officer
Literary Women in Action
November 2016-Present
Member
Judging of Clark Prize
August 2016-Present
Member
Therese Kaye Lindsey Committee
January 2016-Present
Volunteer
Front Steps Homeless Shelter
September 2014-Present
Editor
American Short Fiction
July 1, 2014-Present