Mitchell Jackson ’93 wins Pulitzer Prize

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Clark’s own Mitchell Jackson ’93 has taken home the coveted Pulitzer Prize.

The acclaimed author was honored in the feature writing category for his work, “Twelve Minutes and a Life: Ahmaud Arbery went out for a jog and was gunned down in the street. How running fails Black America” that appeared in Runners World in June 2020.

Jackson is the author of the memoir “Survival Math,” dealing with decisions that African American men make to stay alive, and the prejudice of appearances. A second book “The Residue Years,” is an autobiographical novel about coming of age in Portland, Ore. It’s the winner of the Whiting Award.

His work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine Esquire and The Paris Review. He’s a 2017 Clark College Outstanding Alumni and a proud Penguin from the class of 1993.

Listen to a Penguin Chats podcast with Jackson about his novel “Survival Math.” A clip of him reading an excerpt from the book is also available:

Pushing words with Mitchell Jackson

Watch a quick clip about what it means for him to receive the Outstanding Alumni Award from Clark College:

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