Matthew Thomas

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General Information

Name: Matthew Thomas

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: in New York



Illinois Connection

Thomas earned his BA from the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Matthew Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine, where he received the Graduate Essay Award.

He currently lives in New Jersey.

Published Works

We Are Not Ourselves, Simon & Schuster, 2014

Titles at Your Library

We Are Not Ourselves: A Novel

ISBN: 1476756678
Release Date: 2015-06-02

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

We Are Not Ourselves

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Notable Book of the Year, New York Times, 2014
  • Top 50 Fiction List, Washington Post, 2014
  • Ten Best Fiction Books, Entertainment Weekly, 2014
  • 5 Most Important Books of 2014, Esquire
  • Best Books of 2014, Publishers Weekly
  • One of Janet Maslin’s Ten Favorite Books of the Year, New York Times
  • Shortlisted, James Tait Black Prize
  • Finalist, Center for Fiction Firs Novel Prize
  • Longlisted, The Guardian First Book Award
  • Nominated, Folio Prize
  • Finalist, John Garner Fiction Book Award
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Media Inquiries:

Amanda Lang @ Simon & Schuster

1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

Literary Rights & Inquiries:

Bill Clegg @ The Clegg Agency

156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1210, New York, NY 10010

(646) 863-1100

Speaking Engagements:

Dawn Stuart @ Books in Common

Bend, Oregon

External Links

Matthew Thomas on WorldCat


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