ZACHARY 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.
Wish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American Heartland was the subject of a recent television interview. Watch the segment with author Zachary Michael Jack here.
Iconic 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.