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Greg Garrett is the Austin, Texas author of twenty books of nonfiction, memoir, and fiction. His latest book is Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination, which explores the stories we tell about death and the afterlife--and why we tell them. BBC Radio has called Greg "one of America's leading voices on religion and culture," and he has written on such topics as spirituality and suffering, film and pop culture, U2, Harry Potter, faith and politics, and contemporary Christianity.
His most recent novel was The Prodigal (2013, written with the legendary Brennan Manning), which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. His first novel, Free Bird, was chosen by Publishers Weekly and the Denver Rocky Mountain News as one of the top debuts of 2002. His other novels are Cycling and Shame.
Greg's work has been covered by or he has been interviewed by The New Yorker, USA Today, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, BBC Radio, BBC Scotland, National Public Radio, CBS Radio, msnbc.com, The Bob Edwards Show, The New Statesman, The National Review, Poets & Writers, Commonweal, Mens Health, and many other broadcast, print, and web publications. Greg has written for Salon.com, The Washington Post, Patheos, The Huffington Post, OnFaith, The Tablet, and other print and web publications in the US and UK. He has spoken at venues across the US and Europe, including the American Library in Paris, Cambridge University, Kings College in London, and the Washington National Cathedral.
Greg is Professor of English and the 2013 Baylor Centennial Professor at Baylor University, where he has taught since 1989. He serves as Writer in Residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, as Residential Scholar at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden, Wales, and as a licensed lay preacher based at St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas. Greg lives in Austin with his wife Jeanie and their family.