Faculty Profile for Ms. Jennifer Jackson duBois
Biography and EducationJennifer 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.
- 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 Service Activities
Literary Women in Action
Judging of Clark Prize
Therese Kaye Lindsey Committee
Front Steps Homeless Shelter
American Short Fiction
July 1, 2014-Present