From his first introduction by the Chicago Tribune as “…a John Barth or a John Irving, with a touch of William Gaddis and maybe a dash of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.,” Thomas Sullivan has been eclectic. His over eighty publishing credits across the spectrum of fiction genres include short stories and novels translated into more than a dozen languages. Numerous short story honors are as diverse as inclusion in Best of Omni #2 to a Hemingway Literary Days Festival cash prize to a Catholic Press Association award.
His personal history is also broadly based. A former All-American athlete in two sports, he has lived in a dozen countries and been a gambler, a “Rube Goldberg” innovator, a coach, a teacher and a city commissioner. Currently he writes full-time in Minnesota and is a frequent public speaker.
Biography provided by the author, April 2002