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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 (March 3, 2024).

My fiction, reporting, and criticism have been featured in The New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker online, Foreign Policy, The Nation, The Dial, The Cut, The Paris Review, The Nation, Bookforum, 4Columns, and elsewhere. I’ve received fellowships from the German-American Fulbright Commission, Art OMI, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. I also teach fiction as an adjunct at Columbia University in New York. 

Most recently I was a 2021-2022 Fulbright Scholar in Berlin, working on climate change narratives and political feasibility as mediated through literature and art. Some recent work on that here and here and here.

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Contact: jjezewskastevens [at] gmail.

The Latest:

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).

Upcoming Appearances/Events:

Tangled Legacies: Jünger’s Marble Cliffs.” Goethe-Institut, New York. Feb 2, 2023 @ 6:30pm.