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Thomas E. Kennedy

Thomas E. Kennedy

Author's Bio

Kennedy has published novels, story and essay collections, books of literary criticism and of translation (from the Danish) as well as several anthologies. His stories, essays, interviews and translations appear regularly in American and European literary periodicals. Born in New York, he currently lives in Europe. He is the author of a regular column and blogpost entitled "A Shout from Copenhagen" and is advisory editor for The Literary Review and Absinthe: New European Writing. He holds a B.A. from Fordham University, an MFA from Vermont College and PhD from University of Copenhagen. In 2010 his novel In the Company of Angels will appear from Bloomsbury, New York and London, to be followed by another novel in 2011.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Falling Sideways (Bloomsbury USA, 2011), In the Company of Angels (Bloomsbury USA, 2010), Last Night My Bed a Boat of Whiskey Going Down (New American Press, 2010), Last Night My Bed a Boat of Whiskey Going Down (New American Press, 2010), Riding the Dog: A Look Back at America (New American Press, 2008), Danish Fall (Wynkin de Worde, 2005), The Literary Traveler w/Walter Cummins (Del Sol Press, 2005), Greene's Summer (Wynkin de Worde, 2004), Bluett's Blue Hours (Wynkin de Worde, 2003), Kerrigan's Copenhagen, A Love Story (Wynkin de Worde, 2002), Realism & Other Illusions, Essays on the Craft of Fiction (Wordcraft Books, 2002), Drive Dive Dance & Fight (BookMark Press, 1997), The Book of Angels (Wordcraft Books, 1997), A Weather of the Eye (Potpourri Press, 1996), Unreal City (Wordcraft Books, 1996), Crossing Borders (Watermark Press, 1990)
Journals:
Agni, Cimarron Review, Glimmer Train, Literary Review, Missouri Review, New Delta Review, New Letters, Virginia Quarterly Review
Prizes:
National Magazine Award ("Ellie"), 2008; The Eric Hoffer Book Award, 2007; Frank Expatriate Writing Award, 2002; Gulf Coast Fiction Competition, 2000; European Fiction Competition, 1995; O. Henry Award, 1994; Pushcart Prize, 1990; Passages North Emerging Writer Award, 1988

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Listing last updated: May 18, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Irish American, Scandinavian American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY
Agent:
Nat Sobel

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