Thomas E. Kennedy

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Riding the Dog: A Look Back at America (New American Press, 2008)
Crossing Borders (Watermark Press, 1990)


Falling Sideways (Bloomsbury USA, 2011)
In the Company of Angels (Bloomsbury USA, 2010)
Last Night My Bed a Boat of Whiskey Going Down (New American Press, 2010)
Danish Fall (Wynkin de Worde, 2005)
The Literary Traveler w/Walter Cummins (Del Sol Press, 2005)
Greene's Summer (Wynkin de Worde, 2004)
Bluett's Blue Hours (Wynkin de Worde, 2003)
Kerrigan's Copenhagen, A Love Story (Wynkin de Worde, 2002)
Realism & Other Illusions, Essays on the Craft of Fiction (Wordcraft Books, 2002)
Drive Dive Dance & Fight (BookMark Press, 1997)
The Book of Angels (Wordcraft Books, 1997)
A Weather of the Eye (Potpourri Press, 1996)
Unreal City (Wordcraft Books, 1996)
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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Irish American, Scandinavian American
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New York
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New York, NY
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Last update: May 18, 2011