Jackson Howard is an editor and writer from Los Angeles who lives in Brooklyn.
He’s an Editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux and its imprint MCD, where he acquires and edits a broad range of fiction and nonfiction. Writers he publishes include Judith Butler, Brontez Purnell, Sarah Schulman, Catherine Lacey, Fernando A. Flores, Susan Straight, Venita Blackburn, Imogen Binnie, Thomas Grattan, Missouri Williams, Jonathan Escoffery, Kaitlyn Tiffany, and many others.
As a writer, his reviews, profiles, and essays have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Pitchfork, The Cut, Rolling Stone, The Ringer, them., W., ELLE, i-D, office, Document, and elsewhere.
He regularly visits undergrad and MFA programs for workshops and talks, and judges for fellowships; he’s also spoken on panels for the Miami Book Fair, One Story, and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and he’s read at Housing Works and MOMA PS1. He is also part of the team behind the FSG Writer’s Fellowship, and is passionate about efforts to increase transparency and access within publishing at large.
He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016 and is very much a Taurus.