Joe Jackson


       
A five time Pulitzer Prize nominee, Joe Jackson is author of the 2002 Edgar Award Nominated LEAVENWORTH TRAIN (Carroll & Graf, 2002), co-author of DEAD RUN: AMERICA’S ONLY MASS ESCAPE FROM DEATH ROW AND THE RETRIBUTION THAT FOLLOWED (Random House/Times Books, 2000), which was also published by Cannongate Publishers in the UK, author of A FURNACE AFLOAT (Simon & Schuster/Free Press, 2004), of the novel HOW I LEFT THE GREAT STATE OF TENNESSEE AND WENT ON TO BETTER THINGS (Carroll & Graf, 2004), of  A WORLD ON FIRE: A Heretic, An Aristocrat , And The Race To Discover Oxygen (Viking, 2006), of THE THIEF AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Viking, 2008), named by Time Magazine as the #2 Best Book of the Year (2008), and of the forthcoming ATLANTIC FEVER (FSG, 2011), the riveting story of Charles Lindbergh's race to be the first one to cross the Atlantic in solo flight. 
         He holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas and was an investigative reporter for the state’s largest newspaper,
The Virginian Pilot, for twelve years, covering criminal justice and the state’s Death Row. His stories resulted in the acquittal of a man wrongly convicted of murder, the federal investigation of a jail where 16 prisoners died of medical neglect, the investigation of federal agents for misconduct, and the recantations of two men whose testimony helped send men to Death Row.


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