Lee Zacharias was born in Chicago. A graduate of Indiana University, Hollins College, and the University of Arkansas, she has taught at Princeton University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where for a decade she edited The Greensboro Review. She has held writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. Her first novel, Lessons, won North Carolina's Sir Walter Raleigh Award, her second novel, At Random, was a finalist in literary fiction for both the 2013 International Book Award and the 2013 National Indie Excellence Award, and her nonfiction, which has appeared in such journals as Shenandoah, The Southern Review, and The Gettysburg Review, has been reprinted in The Best American Essays. She is a photographer as well as the author of five books of fiction. The Only Sounds We Make, a collection of personal essays, won a silver medal in the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards, and her third novel, Across the Great Lake, was named a 2019 Notable Michigan Book, received a silver medal in literary fiction in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards, the 2019 North Carolina Sir Walter Raleigh Award, and the 2020 Phillip H. McMath Award. She co-edited the 2020 anthology Runaway with Luanne Smith and Michael Gills. Her fourth novel, What a Wonderful World This Could Be, was released from Madville Publishling on June 1, 2021. Visit her website at www.leezacharias.comRead more Read less
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