Jess Row is the author of two collections of short stories, The Train to Lo Wu and Nobody Ever Gets Lost. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Tin House, Granta, Conjunctions, Ploughshares, won the Pushcart Prize and PEN/O. Henry Award, and been selected three times for the Best American Short Stories. In 2007 he was named a "Best Young American Novelist" by Granta. He writes criticism for The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The New Republic, Threepenny Review, and Boston Review.