Thomas Fox Averill

Fiction Writer

Topeka, KS
Kansas US

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 & Prizes

Virtually Now (Persea, 1996)
Show Me a Hero (Persea, 1995)
O. Henry Award (Doubleday, 1991)
The Best of the West #4 (W. W. Norton & Company, 1991)
A Carol Dickens Christmas (University of New Mexico Press, 2014)
rode (University of New Mexico Press, 2011)
Ordinary Genius (University of Nebraska Press, 2005)
The Slow Air of Ewan MacPherson (Blue Hen, 2003)
Secrets of the Tsil Café (Blue Hen, 2001)
Journals: ,
Cottonwood Review
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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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Identifies as: 
White, Scotch-Irish American
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Any, Teachers
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Topeka, KS
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Last update: Aug 21, 2016