Danilo John Thomas

Fiction Writer

Sparks, NV 89434

Author's Bio

Danilo John Thomas is the author of the chapbooks The Hand Implements, published by The Cupboard Pamphlet, and Murk, fine letterpress printed by book artist AB Gorham (abgorham.com). His fiction has won the Ryan R. Gibbs Flash Fiction Award from New Delta Review. Born and raised in southwestern Montana, he is proud to have worked in the construction, service, and higher education industires from Butte to Tallahassee and back. He has a PhD in Creative Writing from Florida State University and and MFA from the University of Alabama. He manages Baobab Press (baobabpress.com) in Reno, Nevada where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

Publications & Prizes

Chapbook:
The Hand Implements (Cupboard, 2017)
Journals:
751 Magazine
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Bull: Men's Fiction
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Heavy Feather Review
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Juked
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Milk Money
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Mud Luscious
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Parcel
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Ruminate
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Shenandoah
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Sleepingfish
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Prizes won: 

“The Traveler King” New Delta Review, Winner of the 2017-18 Ryan R. Gibbs Prize in Fiction

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Louise Erdrich, Cormac McCarthy, James Welch, Lidia Yuknavitch, Tessa Fontaine, Thomas Cotsonas, Jessica Richardson, Matt Bell, Rauan Klassnik, Jim Harrison, John Edward Williams, Michael Martone, Anne Carson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ottessa Moshfegh, Rachel Kushner

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Irish American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Anaconda, MT
Montana
Raised in: 
Butte, MT
Montana
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Last update: Aug 24, 2020