Thomas Larson

Journalist, critic, and memoirist, Thomas Larson has been a staff writer for the San Diego Reader for fourteen years. His books include The Memoir and the Memoirist and The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings.” His next book, The Sanctuary of Illness: A Memoir of My Heart Disease, is forthcoming this fall from Hudson Whitman Press. He teaches in the low-residency MFA program in creative nonfiction at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio.


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