Jeff Jackson holds an MFA from NYU and is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Five of his plays have been produced by the Obie Award-winning Collapsable Giraffe company.
BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 - Eimear McBride, New Statesman
`Style is pre-eminent in Jeff Jackson's eerie and enigmatic
debut. The prose works like the expressionless masks worn by
killers in horror films.'
- Wall Street Journal
'So powerful it reaffirms my belief that the contemporary can
still do remarkable things.'
- Lee Rourke
'There are few coming-of-age-esque novels that don't make me
feel like I'm being lied to, manipulated into caring to the point
where I can't care at all. Mira Corpora is one of those few.'
`It's fine work in its manic pacing and its summoning of certain
cultural emblems. Present tense with a vengeance. I hope the book
finds the serious readers who are out there waiting for this kind
of fiction to hit them in the face.'
- Don DeLillo
`[A] mesmerizing debut, which reads like some cross between
Bruno Schulz and the backstories of random characters from Penelope
Spheeris' 1984 film Suburbia. It's the overarching sensibility that
also puts Mira Corpora in a unique group of books that can only be
dubbed Punk Lit. `
`Jeff Jackson's 'Mira Corpora' is a moving elegy to lost
childhood in the dark recesses of America, where both magic and
bleakness frequently occur. Jackson is a strong, powerful
storyteller, occupying the space where Huck Finn, Dennis Cooper,
Lana Del Ray, and Gus Van Sant meet.'
- Niven Govinden