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 .Sanchez is published by Knopf/Vintage at Random House.
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Zoot-Suit Murders, by Thomas Sanchez, is a 1978 murder mystery set in the Los Angeles of the 1940s and employing the true historical events of the Zoot Suit Riots as a backdrop.
He was the recipient of a 1980 Guggenheim Fellowshipand the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French Republic.
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