Thaddeus Rutkowski Fiction Writer

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My novel Haywire was a finalist in the fiction category of the 2013 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 at Barnes and Noble bookstores.


“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 March 3, 2014, and Session 6 starts Oct. 27. 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 Danabelle Denis at (212) 912-2635 or


January 8, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
The Disagreement series, “Anniversaries vs. Your Funeral.” At Culturefix, 9 Clinton St. (just below East Houston St.), Manhattan. 7 p.m. Free. Info:

January 20, Monday, 9 p.m.
Featured reader, plus open mic. The Poet in New York, Bowery Arts & Science, 308 Bowery (at Bleecker), Manhattan. Admission $10. Hosted by Liz Peters. Info:

February 26-March 1,
Wednesday-Saturday, AWP Conference, Seattle. I'll read in the Festival of Language on Wednesday, Feb. 26, probably between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 1333 Fifth Ave. I'll sign books on Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Starcherone table. I'll read for the Chrysanthemum Literary Society on Thursday evening at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. North. And I'll moderate the panel discussion “How to Market Your Book on a Shoestring” on Saturday at 12 noon. Info:

November 9 (tentative), Sunday
Memoir Reading, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta. $10. Champagne and refreshments. Hosted by June Akers Seese. Info:


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

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

Child World, chapbook, (Red Glass Books, 2013). Email for ordering info.

Two flash fictions, Dirty:Dirty anthology (Jaded Ibis, 2013).

“When the Work Runs Out,” story, The Understanding Between Foxes and Light anthology (Great Weather for Media, 2013).

“Appointments,” story, Fiction International 46, Real Time/Virtual.

“Guess and Check,” story, Your Impossible Voice, Issue 2.

“On the Move,” story, Evergreen Review, Summer 2013. evergreenreview.coM

“Getting There From Here,” story, A cappella Zoo, Issue 11, Fall 2013.

“Sunshine,” story, Edge, Vol. 7, 2013.

“The Stupidest Thing I've Ever Done,” article, Compose, Fall 2013.

“Out of Fashion,” story, Ragazine, May-June 2013.

“Life of a Bird,” poem, The Same, Vol. 10, No. 2, Winter/Spring 2012.

“Encounter With the Devil,” flash fiction, Cleaver, Issue 0.5.

Three poems, Poetry Pacific, Feb. 18, 2013.

Poem, flash fiction, Misfit, No. 3, Late Spring, 2013.

“On the Open Sea,” flash fiction, Live Mag, Issue 10, Winter 2013.

“Pan Tadeusz,” Odra Miesiecznik, No. 6, 2013. Translated by Janusz Zalewski.

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