Critic, journalist, and memoirist, Thomas Larson is the author of three books: "The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of Heart Disease," Hudson Whitman Press; "The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings,'" Pegasus Books; and "The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative," Ohio University Press / Swallow Press, which is in its fourth printing.
He is a staff writer for the San Diego Reader and teaches in the MFA program in creative nonfiction at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. He holds workshops on memoir writing and delivers multimedia talks on music, the musicians of the Titanic, the craft of writing, and his heart disease. His essay series, "The Social Author," which explores the digital-age shift from the private to the public persona of the writer, is at the website, "Guernica."
His Kindle books include "What Exactly Happened: Four Essays on the Craft of Memoir," "We Are Their Heaven: A Family Memoir," "On the Poetry of James Wright," and "Awash in Celebrity Authors."
He edits manuscripts and coaches writing students. His website is thomaslarson.com. When not on the road or spending time in Santa Fe, Larson lives with his partner Suzanna Neal in San Diego.