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Kristopher Jansma

Author, WHY WE CAME TO THE CITY
Brooklyn, NY
Kristopher Jansma is the winner of the 2014 Sherwood Anderson Award for Fiction and the author of Why We Came to the City (Viking/Penguin). His first novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, received an Honorable Mention for the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Award and was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence and the Flaherty-Dunnan Debut Novel Prize. 

He has written for The New York Times, Story, Zyzzva, Slice Magazine, Electric Literature, and The Believer. He is a graduate of the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University and received his MFA in Fiction at Columbia University. He is an Assistant Professor at SUNY New Paltz College and a Graduate Instructor at Sarah Lawrence College.

My Presenters Sessions

Saturday, April 30
 

10:45am EDT