Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson is the author of one novel and seven works of nonfiction, including Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary, winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography. He holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas, and was an investigative reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, where he covered criminal justice and the state=s Death Row. His journalism has resulted in the acquittal of a man wrongly convicted of murder, the federal investigation of a jail in which sixteen prisoners died of medical neglect, and the recantations of two men whose testimony helped send men to Death Row. He is the Mina Hohenberg Darden Endowed Professor of Creative Writing in the MFA creative writing program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

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