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Thomas Disch

Thomas Disch

Video recordings of Thomas Disch at the 2003 UND Writers Conference.

Disch was born February 2, 1940 in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to New York City before enlisting into the US Army. After time spent in the Army, Disch moved back to NY in pursuit of higher education and there at New York University he discovered his desire to write, beginning with science fiction. Since, he has been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula Awards. In 1999, he won the Hugo award with "The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of, " (1998). Other publications from Disch include novels such as THE BRAVE LITTLE TOASTER (1980), CAMP CONCENTRATION (1968), BLACK ALICE (1968). Poetry collections include HIGHWAY SANDWICHES (1970), BURN THIS (1982), DARK VERSUS LIGHT (1991) and many others. Disch died on July 4, 2008 in his New York City apartment.

~Biographical information taken from Disch's obituary in The New York Times,

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