Thaddeus Rutkowski Fiction Writer

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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 $7,000 grant given to artists at critical stages in their careers. Artists can use the funds in any manner to further their work. Info:


Here is the Web page at Starcherone Books for my novel, Haywire: And here is the link at Small Press Distribution: The book is also available from,, and Barnes and Noble.


“Fiction Writing 101” will be offered on Mondays during Sessions 2 and 6 at The Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd St., Manhattan. Session 2 starts Feb. 23, 2015, and Session 6 starts Nov. 2. Designed for writers new to fiction or returning to the genre, this workshop will focus on the basics through exercises and assignments, as well as discussion of works in progress. Open to everyone. Eight meetings. Contact Amanda Selwyn at (212) 912-2635 or


January 28, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Guerrilla Lit series, back room at Jimmy's No. 43, 43 East 7th St., Manhattan. With Lee Matthew Goldberg and Lindsay Goldwert, hosted by Nicole Audrey Spector. Info:

February 4, Wednesday. 7 p.m.
Tract 187 Culture Clatch series. The West End, 955 West End Ave., Manhattan. With David Huberman, hosted by Ronnie Norpel. Info:

October, Saturday, date TBA.
100,000 Poets for Change, Sidewalk restaurant, 94 Avenue A, Manhattan. Hosted by Valery Oisteanu.

November 1, Sunday, 2 p.m.
Memoir Reading, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta. $10. Champagne and refreshments. Hosted by June Akers Seese. Info:


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

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

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

Interview with Meg Tuite, plus three stories: “Animal Sightings,” “Road Trip,” “Moving Day,” Connotation Press, 2014.

10 Questions for Thaddeus Rutkowski, interview with G.E. Reutter for Fox Chase Review, June 2014.

“Absent Without Leave,” story, Big City Lit, Fall 2013.

“Riding the Rails,” story, Two Cities Review, Fall 2014.

“Brush-Offs,” story, Crab Fat Literary Magazine, October 2014.

“Kehena Beach,” story, Asian Cha, December 2014.

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