Zack Smith is an experienced writer and journalist who has written more than 1,000 articles, interviews, reviews and essays for numerous magazines, newspapers and web sites.   He currently works as a regular contributor to the award-winning publications The Independent Weekly  along with the popular comics news site Newsarama.

His major works have included a series of acclaimed interviews with writer Grant Morrison that were excerpted in the award-winning volume Absolute All Star Superman, several weeks of guest-blogging for USA TODAY‘s pop-cultural blog Pop Candy, winning the Eisner Award for Best Comics Journalism as part of Newsarama, and in-depth interviews with such authors and creative figures as Alan Moore, Junot Diaz, Neil Gaiman,  Jonathan Lethem, Chris Ware and Lev Grossman.  He has had more than two dozen links featured on BoingBoing.net, and occasionally teaches courses on film and screenwriting.

Zack has received an M.S. from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.  He also holds an undergraduate degree in English, Creative Writing and Film Studies from NC State University.  His other work includes a year and a half as a staff writer for the Lynchburg News & Advance, and as chief content writer for an educational web site.   He resides in Raleigh, NC.

 

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