I’m the author of novels The Exhibition of Persephone Q (a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice) and the The Visitors, as well as the forthcoming short story collection Ghost Pains (UK & US on March 5, 2024).
My fiction, reporting, and criticism appear in Foreign Policy, The Dial, The New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker online, The Nation, The Paris Review, New York Magazine, Bookforum, 4Columns, and elsewhere. I’ve received fellowships from the German-American Fulbright Commission, Art OMI, the Robert B. Silvers Foundation, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Based in Geneva, I cover European culture and the climate movement. I also teach creative writing at Columbia University in New York.
In 2021-2022, I was a Fulbright Scholar in Berlin, working on climate change narratives and political feasibility as mediated through literature and art, with support from the Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung and Humboldt-Universität. Some recent work on this topic here and here and here.
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Contact: jjezewskastevens [at] gmail
Advanced review copies for Ghost Pains are now available.
Das Literaturhaus. On the German Literary Market for The Dial
“Security in the Void.” An introduction to a new translation of Ernst Jünger’s On the Marble Cliffs (New York Review of Books Classics).
Litlink Festival in Croatia (Zagreb, Rijeka, Labin). Oct 5-8, 2023.
“Tangled Legacies: Jünger’s Marble Cliffs.” Goethe-Institut, New York. Feb 2, 2023 @ 6:30pm.