Jeff Zentner

Music, Young Adult

Jeff Zentner is the author of two young adult novels, Goodbye Days and The Serpent King. The latter was a New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2016, won the William C. Morris Award, the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, International Literacy Association Award, and Westchester Fiction Award. The Serpent King was also longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and was a finalist for the Southern Book Prize and the ABA’s Indies Choice Book Award.

Before becoming a writer, Zentner was a musician with three solo albums. He has recorded with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. He currently lives and works as a lawyer in Nashville.

Serpent King author Jeff Zentner on Quitting Music and Finding ‘the Best Kind of Fame’ | article | Washington Post
The Desire to Escape While Staying True to Self | interview | BookPage
6 Reasons You Should Read Jeff Zentner’s ‘The Serpent King’ | Article | Mashable

Festival Years: 2018

Recommended Reading

The Serpent King

Goodbye Days