Thomas E. Kennedy

Vardegade 27, St Tv
DK2100 Copenhagen
Skype KennedyCopenhagen (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

A Weather of the Eye
(Potpourri Press, 1996)
, Bluett's Blue Hours
(Wynkin de Worde, 2003)
, Crossing Borders
(Watermark Press, 1990)
, Danish Fall
(Wynkin de Worde, 2005)
, Drive Dive Dance & Fight
(BookMark Press, 1997)
, Falling Sideways
(Bloomsbury USA, 2011)
, Greene's Summer
(Wynkin de Worde, 2004)
, In the Company of Angels
(Bloomsbury USA, 2010)
, Kerrigan's Copenhagen, A Love Story
(Wynkin de Worde, 2002)
, 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)
, Realism & Other Illusions, Essays on the Craft of Fiction
(Wordcraft Books, 2002)
, Riding the Dog: A Look Back at America
(New American Press, 2008)
, The Book of Angels
(Wordcraft Books, 1997)
, The Literary Traveler w/Walter Cummins
(Del Sol Press, 2005)
, Unreal City
(Wordcraft Books, 1996)
Agni, Cimarron Review, Glimmer Train, Literary Review, Missouri Review, New Delta Review, New Letters, Virginia Quarterly Review
Prizes Won: 
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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Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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Irish American, Scandinavian American
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Born in: 
New York
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New York, NY
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Last updated: May 18, 2011