Zachary Michael Jack Reads on California Coast

cropped-old-capitol-books-banner-jan-2016Zachary Michael Jack stops by Old Capitol Books in Monterey, California on Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. to sign copies of his latest book Wish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American Heartland. Learn more about the event here

Zachary Michael Jack reads new book at Truman State University

tsup_logoZachary Michael Jack reads from his latest book Wish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American Heartland as part of the Truman State University spring 2017 reading series. Check out the coverage of the event here

Zachary Michael Jack publishes op-ed in Des Moines Register

New DesMoinesRegister logoZachary Michael Jack’s widely shared op-ed on sustainable farming “We Live and Die by Chemical Agriculture” appeared in the June 8 edition of Iowa’s newspaper of record, the Des Moines Register. Read it here.

Read one of the many thoughtful responses this editorial generated across the region here 

cropped-ZJack-Headshot.jpgZACHARY MICHAEL JACK has published more than twenty award-winning books in a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, literary journalism, creative nonfiction, and personal essay for adults and young adults alike, in addition to his work as an active playwright. Zachary’s fiction has earned national runner-up honors in its class in the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award; his poetry has been awarded the Prentice Hall Prize, and his nonfiction has been shortlisted for best books of the year. The author and his work have been featured in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, and the Washington Examiner, among many others. Zachary’s eclectic books have been favorably reviewed by industry-leading opinion-makers such as The New York Review of Books, Publisher’s Weekly, Choice, Kirkus, and Foreword Reviews. An associate professor of English and a member of the graduate faculties in Liberal Arts Studies (MALS) and Leadership Studies, Zachary teaches aspiring writers and future leaders at North Central College.

New Nonfiction Featured on National Radio

SF logoWish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American Heartland by Zachary Michael Jack was featured on this week’s Successful Farming Radio Magazine. Hosted by Darrell Anderson, the show, now in its twentieth year, is syndicated on over 360 stations across the nation.

Zachary Michael Jack reads on Alabama Gulf Coast

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Zachary Michael Jack read from his new book of nonfiction Wish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American
Heartland
at Coastal Alabama College in Fairhope as part of the 2017 GCACWT.

Prairie Lights Bookstore Hosts Reading of Wish You Were Here

PL Logo copyIconic Midwest bookstore Prairie Lights hosts Zachary Michael Jack and his latest nonfiction book Wish You Here Here: Loving and Longing in an American Heartland as part of their long-running Live from Prairie Lights broadcast reading series in partnership with the University of Iowa digital archives.

Wish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American Heartland Out Now

Wish You Were Here Cover smallTruman State University Press has recently released the long-awaited Midwest memoir by Zachary Michael Jack Wish You Were Here, Love and Longing in an American Heartland. Early news and reviews may be found at the publisher website.