Andrew Jason Jacono is a writer, musician, and mountaineer based in Manhattan. He took up writing at a very early age. When he was twelve, he began his first novel, which, while never finished, taught him enough about the craft for him to successfully complete a second novel when he was sixteen, and a third when he was twenty. He has recently finished a fourth novel, for which he is currently seeking representation.
In high school, Andrew received numerous honors from literary foundations, including the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and published stories in his celebrated school literary magazine, The Phoenix. He graduated with a degree in English and French Studies from Wesleyan University, where he won the 2019 Herbert Lee Connelly Prize for nonfiction writing.
Andrew has published fiction and nonfiction pieces in a wide range of literary journals, including Cleaver Magazine, Maudlin House, Gone Lawn, Riggwelter Press, and Thin Air Magazine, among others.
When he’s not writing, Andrew enjoys playing guitar, traveling the world, and attempting to climb all of the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each continent, with his father, Andrew A. Jacono. His experiences have brought him to places as close as Connecticut and as far as Bangkok, Thailand.
Andrew is also passionate about philanthropy; when he was thirteen, he created a nonprofit organization, called T.H.A.I. (Through Healing All Indigent) Children, to fund for the cleft lip and palate surgeries of children all over the globe. For more information, and to donate, click here.