Jessica Gross

Jessica Gross is a writer based in New York City. She contributes to The New York Times Magazine,, and The Paris Review Daily, among other places. Jessica has a Master's degree in cultural reporting and criticism from New York University and a Bachelor's in anthropology from Princeton University.



Jessica Gross marks the margins of Sloane Crosley's "Look Alive Out There."...

This New Era

Jessica Gross on Virginia Heffernan's "Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art"....

Earnest Underbelly

I genuinely enjoyed "Miss Fortune." I found myself not merely smiling, but cackling — and, in turn, tearing up or sighing with sad recognition....

Poetry and Persona

The essays in Queen of the Fall describe, with wrenching precision, a woman's inability to have children....

But What’s Underneath?

We met when we were almost youngDeep in the green lilac park.You held on to me like I was a ...

Becoming Human: On Spike Jonze’s “Her”
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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