Jeff Sharlet

Jeff performed on our virtual stage for Seriously Entertaining on April 21, 2020, speaking on the evening’s theme, “Going The Distance.” Watch it below.

Jeff Sharlet is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College, and the New York Times best-selling author of This Brilliant Darkness, The Family (now a Netflix documentary series), C Street, and Sweet Heaven When I Die. His work has earned numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award and the Outspoken Award.

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