Randolph Thomas

Fiction Writer, Poet

12267 Fairhaven Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Author's Bio

Randolph Thomas is the author of two prize-winning books: Dispensations, a short story collection and winner of the 2014 Many Voices Project Award from New Rivers Press, won a Bronze Medal in the national short fiction category of the Independent Publishing Awards (IPPY), and was named a finalist for Forward Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year. The Deepest Rooms, a collection of poetry and winner of the Gerald Cable Award, was published by Silverfish Review Press in 2015.
His short stories have appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, The Hudson Review, Blue Mesa Review, The Florida Review, Southwest Review, Harpur Palate, Arts and Letters, Washington Square Review, and many others journals. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Quarterly West, The Greensboro Review, Seneca Review, Witness, Puerto Del Sol, and many others. He has won the Glimmer Train Stories Family Matters Award, the John Gardner Memorial Award, and The Florida Review Editors Prize for fiction, and received artist grants from the Arkansas Arts Council and the Louisiana Division for the Arts for his poetry. Also a singer/songwriter/guitarist, he has performed solo and in rock and roll and folk bands and was a founding member of Flatbed Honeymoon. A native of southwest Virginia, Randolph Thomas attended Radford University and the University of Arkansas, where he earned an MFA in Creative Writing. He currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and teaches at Louisiana State University.

Publications & Prizes


Dispensations; Stories (New Rivers Press, 2014)
Glimmer Train Stories
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The Hudson Review


The Deepest Rooms (Silverfish Review Press, 2015)
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Louisiana Literature
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Texas Review
The Chattahoochee Review

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Last update: Jan 24, 2016