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 received nominations for the Pushcart (Best of the Small Presses) Prize, the Theodore Saloutos Award, the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, the Herbert Warren Wind Award, and the Shambaugh Award. The author and his work have been featured in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, 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. Both his fiction and nonfiction have been shortlisted by major national publications for best books of the year.
An associate professor of English and a member of the graduate faculties in Liberal Studies and Leadership Studies, Zachary teaches aspiring creative writers, publishers, literary agents, editors, and arts entrepreneurs as a core faculty member in the graduate Writing, Editing, and Publishing, Masters of Liberal Studies (MLS) program at North Central College in addition to teaching graduate seminars in demographics, place studies, and sports leadership in the Masters in Leadership Studies (MLD) program. Zachary’s work with young adults and teens includes presentations, workshops, and literary outreach events at public libraries, schools, and not-for-profits across the nation.
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