Jeff Zentner- Goodbye Days & Serpent King

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Jeff Zentner - Goodbye Days and Seprent King

Friday, October 12, 7 p.m.

Jeff Zentner is the author of New York Times Notable Book The Serpent King as well as Goodbye DaysHis third book, Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee is forthcoming in Spring 2019. He is the winner of the William C. Morris Award, the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, the International Literacy Association Award, and the Westchester Fiction Award. His books have been nominated and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and he has been a finalist for the Indies Choice Award and the Southern Book Prize, and been named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start.

He lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He came to writing through music, starting his creative life as a guitarist and eventually becoming a songwriter. He’s released five albums and appeared on recordings with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Thurston Moore, Debbie Harry, Mark Lanegan, and Lydia Lunch, among others.

He became interested in writing for young adults after volunteering at the Tennessee Teen Rock Camp and Southern Girls Rock Camp. As a kid, his parents would take him to the library and drop him off, where he would read until closing time. He worked at various bookstores through high school and college.

He speaks fluent Portuguese, having lived in the Amazon region of Brazil for two years.


The words and (and concepts) “murmur,” “petrichor,” and “feuillemort”
The American South
High-quality cable television dramas
Baby elephants
Cast-iron skillets
Honeysuckle bushes


Man’s inhumanity to man, generally
Fascism, specifically

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Goodbye Days Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553524093
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - March 13th, 2018

The Serpent King Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553524055
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - June 6th, 2017

Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524720209
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - February 26th, 2019