Portland State University alumnus Mitchell Jackson’s novel The Residue Years is Multnomah County Library's selection for the 2015 community reading program Everybody Reads.
Mitchell S. Jackson received a bachelor's degree in speech communication and an M.A. in writing from Portland State University. He also earned an M.F.A in creative writing from New York University. He has been the recipient of fellowships from Urban Artist Initiative and The Center For Fiction and teaches writing at New York University. His writing has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Salon, and Vice Magazine.
Set in 1990s Portland, The Residue Years is Jackson’s semi-autobiographical account of a family’s struggles in a neglected black neighborhood of a predominantly white city. Read more about Mitchell Jackson’s experience growing up in Portland and writing The Residue Years in PSU Magazine.
Read the full announcement from Multnomah County Library here.