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Thad Ziolkowski is the author of Our Son the Arson, a collection of poems, and a memoir, On a Wave, which was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award in 2003. In 2008, he was awarded a fellowship from the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, Bookforum, Artforum, Travel & Leisure and Index. He directs the Writing Program at Pratt Institute. Wichita is his first novel.
The protagonist of Wichita is Lewis: he has a beard, an ex-girlfriend, and an academic career that proved disappointing to his father’s side of the family. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Bohunk
This is a very well-written book with interesting characters, an absorbing plot arc, and enough angst and drama to keep you turning the pages. Read morePublished on June 26, 2012 by Dan Witte
It's hard to know where to begin reviewing this train wreck of a novel. As with other official academic novels. Read morePublished on June 22, 2012 by Erstwhile
'Sparkling debut' says Kirkus Review, and so it is! Beautifully written, engrossing tale of a troubled American family. Read morePublished on April 27, 2012 by A reader from Boston