Thomas Lynch has been very busy lately with his recently released book Apparition & Late Fictions. A former Birmingham Brother Rice grad, Lynch and his family are well-known in the area for their funeral services rather than their literary output. However, Thomas Lynch’s mortuary skills have definitely become secondary in note of interest for avid readers.
Though Apparition is Lynch’s first crack at fiction, it’s noteworthy to mention his previous works have garnered high praise and recognition from literary circles. The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade was selected by the The National Book Foundation as a finalist in the non-fiction category just a few years back. In addition to his latest work, Lynch has penned three collections of poems, three books of essays, and will release Walking Papers later this year. It’s definitely worth the trip to Mr. Lynch’s site where you can check out his Utne interview (Thomas Lynch on Sex, Death, and Poetry ) among several interesting others.
The next stop on Mr. Lynch’s calendar of Michigan appearances will take place at Nicolas Books in Ann Arbor on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 7:00 PM. As always, call ahead of time to confirm all event information before stepping out the door.
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-For more on Thomas Lynch and his Nicola’s appearance, try this article by Leah DuMouchel on Ann Arbor.com.
-New York Times Book Review: Life With Death
-Post by Megan Shaffer