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Jac Jemc


Professor Jac Jemc

M.F.A (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Associate Teaching Professor of Literature, Creative Writing 

Primary Office: LIT 334  
Primary Phone: 534-8692 
Quarterly Office Hours

Email: jjemc@ucsd.edu  

Jac Jemc is the author of five books of fiction, including The Grip of It and My Only Wife, a finalist for the PEN Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award. Her stories have appeared in Guernica, LA Review of Books, Crazyhorse, The Southwest Review, Paper Darts, Puerto Del Sol, and Storyquarterly, among others. Jac has completed residencies at the Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Hald: The Danish Center for Writers and Translators, Ragdale, the Vermont Studio Center, Thicket, and VCCA. 

Teaching interests: fiction, experimental forms, speculative fiction

Book Publications:

Total Work of Art, MCD Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux (anticipated 2022)

False Bingo, MCD x FSG Originals (2019)

The Grip of It, FSG Originals (2017)

A Different Bed Every Time, Dzanc Books (2014)

My Only Wife, Dzanc Books (2012)