Fiction. "Like his literary antecedents—John Barth and Jorge Luis Borges both haunt these pages—Thomas Cotsonas takes (and offers) great pleasure in the revelation that the central (though often occult) subject of fiction is always inevitably fictiveness itself. But clever and self-aware as these fictions are, they are also fully alive to the cathartic power of narrative, and the potential for a well-drawn character to show us something human, true, and surprising. NOMINAL CASES thrills both mind and heart—a rare delight."—Joel Brouwer
Thomas Cotsonas was born in Rochester, New York and was educated at SUNY-Brockport, Syracuse University, and the University of Alabama. NOMINAL CASES, his first book of fiction, won the 2014 St. Lawrence Book Award and was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2016. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Web Conjunctions, Western Humanities Review, Construction, and other journals. He teaches creative writing in the Writers House at Rutgers-New Brunswick and lives in New York City.
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA