Thaddeus Rutkowski Fiction Writer

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Safe Colors: A Novel in Short Fictions was published by New Meridian Arts. Read the review in The Hopkins Review here. Find the book on Amazon here. Or write to to get the book at the author’s discount.

Tricks of Light, my second collection of poetry, was released by Great Weather for Media (New York). Find the publisher’s book page here.

Haywire (Starcherone Books) was reissued by Blue Streak Press (Brooklyn). Read reviews of the reissue in The Broadkill Review and Gila Green Writes.

Border Crossings, my first full-length collection of poetry, was released by Sensitive Skin Books (Mill Valley, Calif.). The book is available at Sensitive Skin Books and

Guess and Check was released by Gival Press (Arlington, Va.) in February 2017. The book is available at and Read the Kirkus Review here.

My book Violent Outbursts was released by Spuyten Duyvil Press in January 2016. The book is a collection of short fictions and is available at the Spuyten Duyvil Web page and on Read the Kirkus Review here.


My novel Haywire won the Members’ Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers Workshop in New York. Info: My book Guess and Check received a Bronze Award for multicultural fiction from Electronic Literature.

I was awarded a fellowship in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts. The fellowship is a grant given to artists at critical stages in their careers. Info:


“Telling Great Stories” will be offered at The Writer’s Voice of the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd Street, Manhattan. Classes meet Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Everyone has a story to tell. Whether you’re a beginner or an accomplished writer, this workshop has something for you. Contact Caroline Sanchez at


“Good Eggs,” essay, The New York Times' Opinionator, January 18, 2015.

“One Degree of Separation,” essay, The New York Times' Opinionator, July 20, 2014.

“Toasted,” essay, The New York Times' Opinionator, June 18, 2012.

“The Mountain Man,” story, The New York Times' Opinionator, March 11, 2012.





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