Nonfiction

Jessamine Price’s nonfiction includes memoir, journalism and cultural commentary. Her MFA thesis in creative nonfiction won the Myra Sklarew Award.

She talks about her long-running passion for essays in Hunger Mountain’s 2012 interview with her here (thanks to the Wayback Machine for saving it after HM’s reorganization).

Additionally, she writes about the international popularity of Korean pop culture under her fangirl pen name Odessa Jones at K-Drama Today.

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“Thief of Souls,” in Show Me All Your Scars, edited by Lee Gutkind, InFact Books, 2016.


Our New York, Too, Will DisappearHunger Mountain Online, Sept. 11, 2012.


ForwardCrack the Spine, issue 220, 2017.


A Korean Kind of LoveGwangju International News, April 2017.


Writing Without Pain in the EFL ClassroomGwangju International News, January 2017.


The Restless Dust, Hunger Mountain, Autumn 2012.


Power of Print for D.C.-Area South Asians, New America Media.

Rajan George, editor-in-chief of India This Week and Express India, runs a one-person show these days. “I used to have five people in the office once upon a time,” he said, thinking back over the papers’ 23-year history.


Lower Georgia Ave. Looks to the FutureAWOL: American Way of Life, April 2013.

When a conspicuously white reporter walks into Eagles Barber Shop on lower Georgia Avenue, several guys there have a question. “You going to write a story about gentrification?”


Many Paths to GodD.C. Intersections, May 2013

Vibha Chawla of Ashburn, Va., wonders how to explain Hinduism to her teenage son and daughter. “They have a hundred questions,” she says. Although she grew up in India, she isn’t sure how to answer them. Hinduism doesn’t have creeds or pillars to summarize the faith, in contrast to Christianity or Islam. Understanding Hindu ideas takes study, even for those born and raised with the religion. So Chawla researches her kids’ questions in ways familiar to Americans of all faiths: “I Google. I call my Mom.”