Thomas Fox Averill

MO 300
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1448; cell (785) 633-3236

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

A Carol Dickens Christmas
(University of New Mexico Press, 2014)
, Ordinary Genius
(University of Nebraska Press, 2005)
, rode
(University of New Mexico Press, 2011)
, Secrets of the Tsil Café
(Blue Hen, 2001)
, The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson
(Blue Hen, 2003)
O. Henry Award
(Doubleday, 1991)
, Show Me a Hero
(Persea, 1995)
, The Best of the West #4
(W. W. Norton & Company, 1991)
, Virtually Now
(Persea, 1996)
Cimarron Review, Cottonwood Review, DoubleTake, Greensboro Review, North American Review
Prizes Won: 
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.

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

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Fiction Writer
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Caucasian, Scotch-Irish American
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Any, Teachers
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Topeka, KS
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Last updated: Aug 21, 2016