Jeff Zentner

Music, Young Adult

Jeff Zentner is the author of two young adult novels, Goodbye Days and The Serpent King. The latter was much decorated: it was a New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2016, it won the William C. Morris Award, the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, International Literacy Association Award, and Westchester Fiction Award; it was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal; and it 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