John Haskell (author)

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John Haskell
Born (1958-02-10) February 10, 1958 (age 61)
OccupationNovelist, essayist and short-story writer

John Haskell (born February 10, 1958) is the author of a short-story collection, I Am Not Jackson Pollock (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003), and the novels American Purgatorio (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005) and Out of My Skin (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009). He's also the author of The Complete Ballet: A Fictional Essay in Five Acts (Graywolf Press, 2017). His stories and essays have appeared on the radio (The Next Big Thing, Studio 360), in books (The Show You'll Never Forget, Heavy Rotation, All the More Real), and in magazines (A Public Space, n+1, Conjunctions, and McSweeney's). He has taught writing and literature at Columbia University, Cal Arts, and the Leipzig University. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and lives in Brooklyn.



  • Out of My Skin: A Novel (2009)
  • American Purgatorio: A Novel (2005)

Short-Story Collections[edit]

  • I Am Not Jackson Pollock: Stories (2003)


  • The Complete Ballet: A Fictional Essay in Five Acts (2017)


  • John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2009)

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