Jessie lives in Berwick. Her short story collection, An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One who Saw It, won the Edge Hill Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award. Her novel Sight was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Jessie’s next novel, The High House, will be published in 2021.
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‘Greengrass is undoubtedly that rare thing, a genuinely new and assured voice in prose. Her work is precise, properly moving, quirky and heartfelt’. A. L. Kennedy on An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One who Saw It
Reviews of Sight
‘A stunning debut‘ Guardian
‘A dazzling obsessive entry in a burgeoning genre. Unusual and absorbing… the novel as a whole exudes a strange consoling power’. New Yorker
‘Sight delves into a lot in under 200 pages: mothers and daughters, birth and death, loss and grief, finding one’s balance, the ardor and arduousness of scientific discovery. Readers willing to give themselves over to Greengrass’ penetrating vision will surely expand theirs’. NPR
‘With visceral, elegantly wrought truths of life and loss, this is an exciting companion to Sheila Heti’s recent Motherhood (2018)’. Booklist