Greg Garrett is 2013 Centennial Professor at Baylor University in Texas, and the author or co-author of twenty acclaimed books of fiction, memoir, nonfiction, and translation. His novel Free Bird was chosen by Publishers Weekly and the Denver Rocky Mountain News as one of the outstanding fiction debuts of 2002; his later novels Cycling, Shame, and The Prodigal were likewise critically acclaimed. He has published two books of memoir, Crossing Myself and No Idea, and has been a major contributor to The Voice contemporary-language scripture project. The author of short stories published in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, he also writes essays, articles, and reviews for print and web publications including The Huffington Post, Poets & Writers, Reform, Relevant, Christianity Today, OnFaith, Patheos, and The Washington Post.
BBC Radio describes Professor Garrett as one of America's leading voices on religion and culture, and his books on film, music, comics, literature and other forms of culture have been both well-reviewed and the subject of considerable media attention. His most recent nonfiction books are Faithful Citizenship, on a Christian political ethos, One Fine Potion, on the theological and philosophical meanings of Harry Potter, and The Other Jesus, on a thoughtful and faithful 21st Century Christianity. He has appeared on or in BBC Radio, BBC Radio Scotland, NewsTalk (Ireland), Premier Radio Network, National Public Radio (US), CBS Radio (US), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, USA Today, The Globe and Mail (Canada), Commonweal (Canada), National Review (US), Beliefnet, and many other broadcast, print, and web media venues in North America, England, and Europe.
Professor Garrett annually serves as Residential Scholar at Gladstone's Library, the prime ministerial library in Hawarden, Wales, where he often teaches short courses while in residence. He has also spoken at Kings College, London, Magdalene College, Cambridge, Ripon Cuddesdon College in Oxford, and Liverpool Hope University, among other engagements. He is currently working on a book for Oxford University Press on the afterlife in literature and culture.