Biography

Thomas McNeely-photo by Jude Griffin

photo by Jude Griffin

Welcome!  Please feel free to explore and comment on the site.  I have posted links to my published fiction and reviews, and where links are not available, full text.

I am a former Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer in fiction at Stanford University.  My work has appeared in The AtlanticPloughsharesThe Virginia Quarterly Review, and Epoch, and has been anthologized in The Best American Mystery Stories; What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers; and Algonquin Books’ Best of the South:From the Second Decade of New Stories from the South.

I have received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Dobie Paisano Program at the University of Texas at Austin, the MacDowell Colony.  I currently teach in the Stanford Online Writers’ Studio and the Emerson College Honors Program.

Ghost Horse, my first novel, and winner of the 2013 Gival Press Novel Award, will be published in October 2014.

Read an interview here at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop’s Top-Secret Blog.

Listen to a Colorado Public Radio interview on writer’s block here.