The Class of 2020 officers are excited to share they have selected Jeff Zentner as their commencement speaker. Zentner is the author of New York Times Notable Book “The Serpent King,” “Goodbye Days,” and “Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee.”
He has won the William C. Morris Award, the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, the International Literacy Association Award, and the Westchester Fiction Award. He’s a two-time Southern Book Prize finalist, been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal and UKLA, and was a finalist for the Indies Choice Award. He was selected as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start and an Indies Introduce pick. His books have been translated into fifteen languages.
Before becoming a writer, he was a musician who recorded with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, and Debbie Harry. He lives in Nashville.