Jennifer Croft, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa

Jennifer Croft, Ph.D.

Presidential Professor of English & Creative Writing


Jennifer Croft won a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship for her novel “Amadou” (forthcoming from Bloomsbury US and Scribe UK in 2023), the 2020 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing for her illustrated memoir Homesick and the 2018 Man Booker International Prize for her translation from Polish of Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights. She is also the author of Serpientes y escaleras and Notes on Postcards, as well as the translator of Federico Falco’s A Perfect Cemetery, Romina Paula’s August, Pedro Mairal’s The Woman from Uruguay, Olga Tokarczuk’s The Books of Jacob (a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and the 2022 International Booker, long-listed for the National Book Award), Sylvia Molloy’s Dislocations, and Sebastián Martínez Daniell’s Two Sherpas.


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • M.F.A., The University of Iowa
  • B.A., The University of Tulsa

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Fiction
  • Literary translation
  • World literature
  • Hybrid genres
  • Prose poetry
  • Non-fiction
  • Digital media
  • Poland and Central Europe
  • Argentina and Latin America
  • U.S.