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Thomas Fox Averill

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Thomas Fox Averill

Author's Bio

I am a novelist, short story writer and regular commentator on Kansas Public Radio in the character of the fictional William Jennings Bryan Oleander. I am passionate about food, gardening, all things Scot and the state of Kansas and the Great Plains.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
rode (University of New Mexico Press, 2011), Ordinary Genius (University of Nebraska Press, 2005), The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson (Blue Hen, 2003), Secrets of the Tsil Café (Blue Hen, 2001)
Anthologies:
Virtually Now (Persea, 1996), Show Me a Hero (Persea, 1995), O. Henry Award (Doubleday, 1991), The Best of the West #4 (W. W. Norton & Company, 1991)
Journals:
Cimarron Review, Cottonwood Review, DoubleTake, Greensboro Review, North American Review
Prizes:
O.Henry Award. Governor's Arts Award, State of Kansas. Edgar Wolfe Award, Kansas City, Kanas, Public Library. Finalist, International Culinary Professionals competition for food literature for Secrets of the Tsil Cafe.

Thomas Fox Averill Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
A Sandhills Ballad by Ladette Randolph, The Beatles by Bob Spitz, Deaf Sentence by David Lodge, Dear Darkness by Kevin Young, Mr. Pipp by Lloyd Jones
Favorite Books:
I am currently reading a lot of books about literacy, reading and the power of literature, and would appreciate recommendations.
Favorite Authors:
William Stafford, Eudora Welty

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Listing last updated: June 9, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian, Scotch-Irish American
Prefers to work with:
Any, Teachers
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Berkeley, CA
Raised in:
Topeka, KS
Agent:
Alice Tasman

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