Thea Goodman

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General Information

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Name: Thea Goodman

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1969 in New York, NewYork



Photo credit: Fiona McDonagh Farrell

Illinois Connection

Thea Goodman now lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Thea Goodman’s short stories have appeared in New England Review, Other Voices, Columbia, Confrontation and The Brooklyn Review among other journals and have been anthologized in 110 Stories, New York Writes After September Eleventh (NYU Press, 2002). She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, the Columbia Fiction Award and residency fellowships at The Ragdale Foundation and The Corporation of Yaddo. Thea holds an MFA from Brooklyn College, CUNY and has taught writing at New York University, The New School University and The Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Originally from New York City, she and her family now live in Chicago. The Sunshine When She’s Gone is her first novel.

Published Works

  • The Sunshine When She's Gone: A Novel, Henry Holt, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Literary Awards

  • Columbia Fiction, The Sunshine When She's Gone
  • Pushcart Prize Special Mention , The Sunshine When She's Gone

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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For appearances related to Thea Goodman’s debut novel The Sunshine When She’s Gone, contact Henry Holt & Company at

External Links

Thea Goodman on WorldCat

Thea Goodman on Amazon


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