Jess Arndt Profile

Jess Arndt


Jess Arndt is a fiction and transgenre writer living off-the-grid in WA State. Their debut story collection, Large Animals, (Catapult Press, 2017, reprint Cipher Press, UK, 2020), was shortlisted for the California Book Prize and longlisted for The Story Prize, and their writing has recently appeared in Granta, The LA Review of Books, THEM, Lithub, Fence, BOMB, Night Papers, and in collaborations with Swedish band, The Knife. Arndt received an MFA at Bard College and is the recipient of a Graywolf SLS Fellowship, a Fiction Fellowship at the New York Foundation of the Arts, and an Arctic Circle Residency (Fiction). They are a co-founder of the prose experiment, New Herring Press, and currently teach as a VAP at University of Idaho, Moscow.