Grant Jarrett's debut novel, Ways of Leaving, won the Best New Fiction category of the 2014 International Book Award. In their review, Kirkus Reviews said, "Ruthlessly brilliant writing brings grace to a story smoldering in pain." The House That Made Me, his 2016 anthology about the meaning of home, was chosen as an Elle "Trust Us" book. His second novel, The Half-Life of Remorse,was published in May of 2017. Tim Johnston, author of New York Times bestseller Descent, said in his review, "Original, gorgeous, exciting and deeply moving, The Half-Life of Remorse put my heart through all the paces."
Originally from the Northeast, Jarrett currently resides in Marin County, California, where he works as a writer, ghostwriter, editor, and musician.