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Tom Kealey is an American writer.


Kealey is the author of the story collection Thieves I've Known, winner of the 2012 Flannery O'Connor Award and named as one of NPR's 2013 Great Reads. He is also the author of The Creative Writing MFA Handbook. His stories have appeared in The Rumpus, Best American NonRequired, Glimmer Train, Story Quarterly, and Poets and Writers.


Kealey is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where he was a Stegner Fellow from 2001 to 2003. He received his MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001.


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