Andrew Jason Jacono is a writer, musician, and mountaineer based in Manhattan. He took up writing at a very early age, beginning with comics, and slowly working toward poetry and short stories. 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 is currently working on a fourth novel.
In high school, Andrew received numerous honors from literary foundations including the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and published numerous stories in his school literary magazine, The Phoenix. He recently 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 number of literary journals, including Cleaver Magazine, Ginosko Literary Journal, and Green Briar Review, among others. More of his work is either under consideration or forthcoming in other publications.
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 locations as close as Manhattan 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.