Biography

Jack Sacco is the award-winning and bestselling author of Where the Birds Never Sing and Above the Treetops.

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Sacco earned his engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is the winner of the Alabama Library Association's 2005 Author Award for Where the Birds Never Sing. Past winners of this prestigious award include Harper Lee for To Kill a Mockingbird, and Walker Percy for The Second Coming.

 

Where the Birds Never Sing was also nominated for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize.

 

Where the Birds Never Sing, published by HarperCollins, launched Jack Sacco's successful writing career in impressive fashion.  The book is a nonfiction account of his father Joe Sacco's experiences during the Second World War.  The book has been praised by critics and readers alike, including Senator Bob Dole, who contributed the Foreword.

 

In addition, scholars of the Holocaust have been enthusiastic in their praise. Where the Birds Never Sing has been endorsed by Rabbi Abraham Cooper on behalf of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.

 

His recently-released book, Above the Treetops, is a fresh and entertaining biography of Nobel Prize Winning novelist William Faulkner.

 

Sacco is in demand as an accomplished public speaker who lectures widely throughout the United States and abroad. He has lectured at Yale University and the University of Notre Dame, as well as other colleges and conferences throughout the nation. In addition, he was also chosen to give a special presentation before the Royal Families of Europe.

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