Joe Jackson, 39th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Joe Jackson


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Joe Jackson is the author of one novel and six nonfiction books, including The Thief at the End of the World, one of Time magazine’s Top Ten Books for 2008. Jackson holds an MFA from the University of Arkansas and was an investigative reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, covering criminal justice and the state’s Death Row. His journalism resulted in the acquittal of a man wrongly convicted of murder and the recantations of two men whose testimony sent men to Death Row. His biography of Sioux holy man Black Elk will be released this fall. Jackson is currently the Mina Hohenberg Darden Endowed Professor of Creative Writing at Old Dominion University.


Monday, September 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Michael Pearson, Co-director of the Festival, welcomed the audience and introduced Associate English Professor Drew Lopenzina, who introduced Joe Jackson.

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