John Hornor Jacobs

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John Hornor Jacobs has worked in advertising for the last fifteen years, played in bands, and pursued art in various forms. He is the cofounder of Needle: A Magazine of Noir and author of Southern Gods.

Photograph by Charlie Roberts

Books by this Author

In a bleak, zombie-ridden future, a small settlement fights for survival and looks to a teenager to lead them…

The land is contaminated, electronics are defunct, the ravenous undead remain, and life has fallen into a nasty and brutish state of nature.

Welcome to Bridge City, in what was once Arkansas: part medieval fortress, part Western outpost, and the precarious last stand for civilization. A ten-year-old prodigy when the world ended,...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. De gustubus non est disputandem

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. These are mutable. Currently, "Hard Candy" - Chris Knight, "The Rose Hotel" - Robert Earl Keen, "Bicycle vs. Car" - Bob Schneider, "Cigarettes & Wine" - Jason Isbell

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Bilbo Baggins

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Unwanted timidity

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