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									Thomas DyjaThomas Dyja
The creator of imaginative historical fiction, Thomas Dyja's books have brilliantly drawn characters who come to life on the page. Praised by the likes of Caleb Carr, Kurt Andersen and the Washington Post Book World, Dyja is someone to watch.

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Fact File

Name:
Thomas Dyja
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
July 31, 1962
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Education:
B.A in English, Columbia University





Dyja's Latest

Published Works

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								The Moon in Our Hands, Author: 
								Thomas Dyja.

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The Moon in Our Hands
by Thomas Dyja
Dyja's latest offering is a masterful story inspired by the early life of Walter White, a dynamic but now all-but-forgotten figure in the history of civil rights.
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								Play for a Kingdom, Author: 
								Thomas Dyja.
*  Play for a Kingdom (1997)
*  The Hard Way: Writing by the Rebels Who Changed Sports (1999)
*  Meet John Trow (2002)
*  The Moon in Our Hands (2005)


A Book That Made a Difference

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								The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg, Author: 
								Carl Sandburg, Archibald MacLeish (Introduction).

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The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg
by Carl Sandburg, Archibald MacLeish (Introduction)
"In seventh grade I cut school, went downtown, bought a copy of this book and spent the entire day under a tree next to Lake Michigan reading poem after poem," Dyja told us. "The idea that art could be created from the faces and things in front of you, that the commonplace was worth exalting, really lit me and I decided that day that I wanted to be a writer."



Dyja's Favorite Writers ...

We asked Dyja to descibe some of his favorite writers. He listed Caleb Carr, "for leading the charge on a new vision of history;" Vladimir Nabokov, who "reminds me that I have to try to put energy into every sentence I write;" Richard Ford, "for the battered optimism of The Sportswriter and Independence Day; W.E.B.DuBois, "for the fire of his brilliance"; and Lytton Strachey, for "telling history that manages to be at once more vibrant and more fundamentally accurate than most any other historian."

*  Caleb Carr
*  Vladimir Nabokov
*  Richard Ford


*  W.E.B. DuBois
*  Lytton Strachey


... and His Favorite Books



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								Madame Bovary, Author: 
								Gustave Flaubert.

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Madame Bovary
by Gustave Flaubert
A masterpiece of realism written by one of the finest stylists of fiction. Dyja says he "didn¹t read Bovary until I was 35 and had already written a novel, which only made me more in awe of the book¹s wonders."

*The Man with the Golden Arm  by Nelson Algren, James R. Giles (Introduction)
*The Dog of the South  by Charles Portis
*If on a winter's night a traveler  by Italo Calvino, William Weaver (Translator)
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								Passage to India, Author: 
								E. M. Forster.

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Passage to India
by E. M. Forster
"The only book I know that tells a love story between nations," Dyja says. "But Forster makes all his grand political and social points with very human and very real characters that we care about."

*Remembrance of Things Past  by Marcel Proust
*A Thousand Acres  by Jane Smiley
*The Writings of Marcel Duchamp  by Marcel Duchamp
*The Snow Leopard  by Peter Matthiessen, Edward Hoagland (Editor)
Photo by Marion Ettlinger