Harrison Blackman is an award-winning writer, editor and journalist currently based in Reno, Nevada.
An MFA candidate at the University of Nevada, Reno, Harrison earned his BA in history, urban studies, and creative writing at Princeton University in 2017. He has previously served as Editor-in-Chief of Tortoise: a Journal of Writing Pedagogy, Head Fellow in the Princeton Writing Program, Features Editor of The Daily Princetonian, and as an Editorial Intern at The Taos News. Additionally, his writing has appeared in The Santa Fe New Mexican, The Sangre de Cristo Chronicle, The Nassau Literary Review, The Nassau Weekly, The Princeton Historical Review, US-1, Affairs Today, The Culture Trip and Medium. He has also lectured internationally.
At Princeton, he was the recipient of a Princeton Institute of International and Regional Studies Fellowship, the Elmer Adler Essay Prize, and an award for Outstanding Work in Creative Writing. His senior thesis in history received a grade of A+ and four departmental prizes. At the same time, he also wrote a thriller novella for the Program in Creative Writing that received an ‘A’ grade from faculty reviewers and drew comparisons to the work of Michael Crichton.