Jack Lewis (author)

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Jack Lewis
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Born (1964-01-20) January 20, 1964 (age 59)
EducationBA English, Washington State University[1] MFA, University of Southern California[1]
Occupation(s)Writer, soldier
Notable workOperation Homecoming
Military career
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
RankStaff Sergeant
Unit361st Psychological Operations Company, 7th Psychological Operations Group
Battles/warsIraq War

Jack Lewis (born January 20, 1964)[1] is an American author and military veteran.

Lewis was born in Portland, Oregon, and was a United States Army Staff Sergeant in the Iraq War in 2004 and 2005.[1]

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Lewis' writing was included in the book Operation Homecoming, and in the Oscar-nominated documentary Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience in which he both appears, and is credited as a writer.[2][3][4][5]

He has been a contributor to a number of publications including Crosscut.com,[6] the Seattle Post-Intelligencer[7] and Motorcyclist magazine where he writes the "Behind Bars" column.[8]


  • Jack Lewis (contributor) (2006). Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families. Random House. ISBN 1400065623. {{cite book}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  • Jack Lewis (2010). Coming and Going on Bikes: Essaying the Motorcycle. Litsam Inc. (Kindle edition). ASIN B0038YWRDI.
  • Jack Lewis (contributor) (2010). The Devil Can Ride: The World's Best Motorcycle Writing. Motorbooks. ISBN 978-0760334775. {{cite book}}: |author= has generic name (help)
  • Jack Lewis (2011). Nothing in Reserve: true stories, not war stories. Litsam Press. ISBN 978-1935878025.
  • Jack Lewis (2014). Head Check: What it Feels Like to Ride Motorcycles. Litsam Press. ISBN 978-1935878087.

Writing awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Author biography, Amazon.com
  2. ^ Piper Niehaus (March 7, 2008), Iraq Documentary Brings War Experience Home, The Oberlin Review, retrieved March 8, 2012
  3. ^ Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience—Select Writings by Authors, PBS/WETA, retrieved March 8, 2012
  4. ^ Operation Homecoming credits, IMDB
  5. ^ Stephen Holden (February 9, 2007), "Movie Review: Operation Homecoming (2007)—The Hemingway Effect, From Recent Battlefields", The New York Times
  6. ^ Jack Lewis contributions, Crosscut.com, archived from the original on May 11, 2013
  7. ^ Jack Lewis contributions, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  8. ^ Contributor Jack Lewis, Motorcyclist, archived from the original on April 7, 2013
  9. ^ Reviewer's Choice (small press), Midwest Book Review, January 2012
  10. ^ "Holiday book gift guide: Best Nonfiction of 2006", Washington Post, 2006

External links[edit]

Media related to Jack Lewis at Wikimedia Commons