Jack Wang

Jack Wang

Writer-in-residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House from July 1 to August 15, 2022

Jack Wang is the author of the story collection We Two Alone (House of Anansi Press, 2020; HarperVia, 2021), longlisted for Canada Reads 2022 and winner of the Danuta Gleed Literary Award from the Writers’ Union of Canada for best debut collection in English. His fiction has appeared in Brick, PRISM international, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, The Humber Literary Review, and Joyland and has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and longlisted for the Journey Prize.

In 2014–15, he held the David T.K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and he is a 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Fiction from The New York Foundation for the Arts. His novel-in- progress, The Riveters, received a Research and Creation grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

He holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and a PhD from Florida State University, and he is an associate professor in the Department of Writing at Ithaca College. Originally from Vancouver, he lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife, novelist Angelina Mirabella, and their two daughters.

Jack Wang was writing in residence at Historic Joy Kogawa House from July 1 to August 15, 2022, and presented one public program during the residency: Holding Attention in Fiction.

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Holding Attention in Fiction

Holding Attention in Fiction

Holding Attention in Fiction: Masterclass with Jack Wang
Using literary examples and short writing exercises as well as insights from psychology and neuroscience, this session will help writers create more compelling fiction.

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