Thomas McGuane

Thomas McGuane
Thomas McGuane is the author of several highly acclaimed novels which chronicle the spectacle of characters living on the edge, thus endearing him to a whole generation of Americans. These novels include The Sporting Club; The Bushwacked Piano, which won the Hinda Rosenthal Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters; Ninety-Two in the Shade, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; Panama; Nobody's Angel; Something to be Desired; In the Crazies; Keep the Change; Nothing but Blue Skies; To Skin a Cat, a collection of short stories; and An Outside Chance, a collection of essays on sport. His books have been published in ten languages and his screenplays for the films Rancho Deluxe and Missouri Breaks have been seen worldwide. McGuane has contributed work to The Best American Essays, The Best American Sports Writing of the Century, Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places, and TriQuarterly. The Tom McGuane Papers are located in Special Collections.

Tom McGuane was born in Wyandotte, Michigan. He graduated from MSU with honors in 1962 with a B.A. in Humanities. In 1965, he received a M.F.A. from Yale University. In 1966-67, he was the Wallace Stegner Fellow in creative writing at Stanford University. Also an ardent conservationist, he is the director of American Rivers and of the Craighead Wildlife-Wildlands Institute. He lives with his family in Montana.

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