Individual Author Record
Name: Zachary Michael JackPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionJack is a Professor of English at North Central College in Naperville.
Biographical and Professional InformationZACHARY MICHAEL JACK has published more than twenty-five award-winning books in a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, literary journalism, creative nonfiction, and personal essay, and op-ed/commentary in addition to his work as an off-off Broadway and regional playwright. Jack'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 Prize, the Theodore Saloutos Award, the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, the Herbert Warren Wind Award, and the Shambaugh Award, among others. The author and his work have been featured in USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune. Jack's books have been favorably reviewed by the The New York Review of Books, Publisher's Weekly, Choice, Kirkus, Foreword Reviews, and other industry-shaping opinion-makers. His book March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights, was an American Booksellers Association (ABA) pick for its Best Books for Young Readers list of 2016.
*"Country Views: The Essential Agrarian Commentaries of Zachary Michael Jack", Tall Corn Books, 2019 *"An Education in Place: Higher Education, Home, and the Necessity of Local Learning", Linus Books, 2019 *"Wish You Were Here: Love and Longing in an American Heartland", Truman State University Press, 2017 *"March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jones and the March for Voting Rights", Zest Books/HMH, 2016 *"Corn Poll: A Novel of the Iowa Caucuses", Tall Corn Books, October, 2016 *"Pond Ball Clintock and the Gods of Golf: A Novel for True Believers", Tall Corn Books, 2013 *"The Midwest Farmer’s Daughter: In Search of An American Icon", Purdue University Press, 2012 *"Native Soulmate: A Season in Search of a Love Homegrown", Tall Corn Books, 2011 *"Let There Be Pebble: A Middle-Handicapper’s Year in America’s Garden of Golf", University of Nebraska Press, 2011 *"The Links of Evalon", Sportswriters Collaborative Press, 2010 *"The Green Roosevelt: Theodore Roosevelt in Appreciation of Wilderness, Wildlife, and Wild Places", Cambria Press, 2010 *"Homer Croy Corn Country: Travel Writing, Literary Journalism, Memoir", Tall Corn Books, 2010 *"What Cheer: A Love Story", Tall Corn Books, 2010 *"Iowa, the Definitive Collection: Classic and Contemporary Readings by Iowans, About Iowa", Tall Corn Books, 2009 *"Participatory Sportswriting: An Anthology 1870-1937", McFarland Publishers, 2008 *"Farewell to Sport", University of Nebraska Press, 2008 *"Inside the Ropes: Sportswriters Get Their Game On", University of Nebraska Press, 2008 *"Liberty Hyde Bailey: Essential Agrarian and Environmental Essays", Cornell University Press, 2008 *"The Plowman Sings: The Essential Fiction, Poetry, and Drama of America’s Forgotten Regionalist Jay G. Sigmund", University Press of America, 2008 *"Uncle Henry Wallace: Letters to Farm Families", Purdue University Press, 2008 *"Letters to a Young Iowan", Standing by Words Center and Ice Cube Press, 2007 *"Student Body: A Benefit Mystery Novella", iUniverse, 2006 *"Love of the Land: Essential Farm and Conservation Readings from an American Golden Age", Cambria Press, 2006 *"Perfectly Against the Sun", Smithtown Press, 2006 *"The Inanity of Music and Wings", First World Library, 2005 *"The Furrow and Us: Essays on Soil and Sentiment", University Press of America, 2005 *"Black Earth & Ivory Tower: New American Essays from Farm and Classroom", University of South Carolina Press, 2005