Lee Zacharias

Lee Zacharias

Email: zachpeny@gmail.com



M.F.A. University of Arkansas 1976

M.A. Hollins College 1973

B.A. Indiana University 1966


Research Interests:

Fiction and creative nonfiction


Selected Publications

Across the Great Lake, University of Wisconsin Press, 2018

The Only Sounds We Make, Hub City Press, 2014

At Random, Fugitive Poets Press, 2013

Lessons, Houghton Mifflin 1981

Helping Muriel Make It Through the Night, Louisiana State University Press, 1976


Selected Awards and Honors

*Notable Michigan Book 2019 (Across the Great Lake)

*Silver Medal in Literary Fiction 2019, Independent Publisher Book Awards (Across the Great Lake)

*Finalist in Literary Fiction 2018, Foreword Indies (Across the Great Lake)

*Silver Medal in Creative Nonfiction/Essay 2015, Independent Publisher Book Awards (The Only Sounds We Make)

*Finalist in Literary Fiction 2013, International Book Awards (At Random)

*Finalist in Literary Fiction 2013, USA Best Book Awards (At Random)

*Finalist in Literary Fiction 2013, National Indie Excellence Awards (At Random)

*Sir Walter Raleigh Award 1982 (Lessons)

*North Carolina Arts Council Fellowships 2016, 2004, 1986

*National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship 1981

*South Atlantic Modern Language Association/South Atlantic Association of Departments of English Outstanding Teacher Award 2003

*University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence 2002






The State of Things: Writer and Essayist Returns With a Haunting Novel


Across the Great Lake

Novel by Lee Zacharias