Thomas Sanchez (writer)

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Thomas Sanchez (born 1943) is an American novelist and film director.

A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction. Some novelists are professional novelists, thus make a living writing novels and other fiction, while others aspire to support themselves in this way or write as an avocation. Most novelists struggle to get their debut novel published, but once published they often continue to be published, although very few become literary celebrities, thus gaining prestige or a considerable income from their work.



Thomas Brown Sanchez was born at the Oakland Naval Hospital in Oakland, California three months after his father was killed in the South Pacific during World War II.

His first novel, Rabbit Boss, was named one of the 100 Greatest Western novels by the San Francisco Chronicle . [1] Sanchez is published by Knopf/Vintage at Random House. [2]

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He was the recipient of a 1980 Guggenheim Fellowship [5] and the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French Republic.

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  1. "The Best in the West / TOP 100 FICTION - SFGate". San Francisco Chronicle . San Francisco: Hearst. November 21, 1999. ISSN   1932-8672 . Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  2. "Thomas Sanchez - Penguin Random House". Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2012-10-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Blumenthal, Ralph (March 16, 2011). "Film Forum to Honor the Director Jack Garfein -". The New York Times . New York: NYTC. ISSN   0362-4331 . Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-03. Retrieved 2012-10-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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