Thaddeus Rutkowski Fiction Writer

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Violent Outbursts

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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 was a finalist in the fiction category of the Asian American Literary Awards, and it won the Members' Choice Award, given by members of the Asian American Writers Workshop in New York. Info:

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 during Session 1 (January) and Session 4 (July) at The Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd St., 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 Amanda Selwyn at (212) 912-2635 or

“Generating New Work—All Genre” will be offered in September and March at Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute, Bronxville, NY. This workshop will point you toward new sources of inspiration. For information, call (914) 395-2205 or email


“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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