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Thomas Grattan

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Thomas Grattan is the author of the novel The Recent East, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel. His writing has appeared in several publications, including The New York Times Book Review, One Story, Slice, and The Colorado Review, and was listed as a notable story in Best American Short Stories. He has an MFA in Fiction Writing from Brooklyn College and has taught middle school English for more than a decade. He lives in upstate New York.
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"A sharply accomplished first novel . . . Grattan’s rarer achievement is to have written a historical novel whose when and where, however well established, are not really determinative, and whose people remain individual riddles instead of political integers . . . Fiction, as always, will have to play catch-up, which is what Thomas Grattan’s career now seems splendidly to be doing." 

Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker