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Greg Garrett is the Austin, Texas author of twenty books of nonfiction, memoir, and fiction. 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 latest books are Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination (Oxford University Press), which explores the stories we tell about death and the afterlife and why we tell them, and My Church Is Not Dying: Episcopalians in the 21st Century (Morehouse), which explores stories from the Episcopal and Anglican traditions and their value for the contemporary world.
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. All have been critically acclaimed.
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 Patheos, The Huffington Post, OnFaith, Salon.com, The Washington Post, Reform, 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, Villanova University, 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 also serves as Writer in Residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, and as Residential Scholar at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden, Wales. Greg is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. He is also a Fellow of the Cathedral College of Preachers at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, and a licensed lay preacher based at St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, where he lives with his wife Jeanie and their family.