Greg Garrett is the Austin, Texas author of over twenty books of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and translation. His latest books are Living with the Living Dead, a lead trade title from Oxford University Press, and the tenth-anniversary edition of his spiritual autobiography Crossing Myself (Morehouse). 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.
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. Greg's work has been covered by The New Yorker, USA Today, The New York Times, FOX News, 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 media sources. 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, and has spoken at universities, churches, seminaries, conventions, and retreats across the US and Europe, including appearances at the American Library in Paris, Cambridge University, Kings College in London, Villanova University, and the Washington National Cathedral.
Greg has taught at Baylor University since 1989. He also serves as Writer in Residence at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, and writes at the American Cathedral in Paris. Greg is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, 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.