His debut collection of stories, The Unified Field of Loneliness, is available now from Crowsnest Books, and his first novel, Venus & Document, will be available next year.
“The stories in Jared Marcel Pollen’s debut collection proceed with a surgical intensity, as they endeavor to expose the crackling wires of consciousness itself. The Unified Field of Loneliness is a reminder that fiction exists in service to truth, a principle that Pollen embraces with courage, dexterity, and wit.”
— David Hollander, author of L.I.E
“Jared Marcel Pollen drills into moments that take both his characters and his readers far past the borders of comfort, where ordinary human maneuvering assumes transcendence.
These stories traverse the intimate, the global, the lonely, the brutal. His vision is as clear as it is subtle. We’re fortunate to have him and this astounding debut.”
– Nelly Reifler, author of See Through: Stories
“Jared Marcel Pollen’s fiction is rich with mind–with an intelligence both moral and mischievous. Readers of Helen DeWitt and Ben Lerner will find here another writer to admire.”
– Brian Morton, author of Starting Out in the Evening
Pollen was born in Canada. He studied politics and literature at the University of Windsor and received his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. His work has also appeared in The Millions, 3:AM Magazine, Quillette, and Salo Press, among others. He currently lives in Prague.