Jack C. Riggs

Jack C. RiggsJack C. Riggs is the author of two prize-winning novels, When the Finch Rises and The Fireman’s Wife, and holds the rare position of a writer-in-residence at a two-year institution, Georgia State University Perimeter College where he is also associate professor of English. His first book, “When the Finch Rises,” was published in 2003 and won for Riggs the Georgia Author of the Year award for a first novel. The Fireman’s Wife, a powerful story of a disintegrating marriage, won for Riggs another Georgia Author of the Year award. Riggs served as fiction editor of The Chattahoochee Review 2000-2002 and has contributed stories to literary journals including The Crescent Review, The Habersham Review and The Chattahoochee Review.