Jeff Sharlet

Academic Appointments
  • Frederick Sessions Beebe '35 Professor in the Art of Writing

  • Director of Creative Writing

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Jeff Sharlet is a journalist and bestselling author or editor of seven books. His most recent book, combining image and text, is This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of StrangersHe is the winner of the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the Molly Ivins Prize and the Outspoken Award, among others. 


Sanborn, Room 013
HB 6032


English and Creative Writing


B.A. Hampshire College

Selected Publications



Works In Progress

  • Undone: An Incomplete History of Unfinished Stories, under contract with W.W. Norton

  • The Undertow, a collection of essays, under contract with W.W. Norton

  • "North America," a book of words and pictures