Thomas Larson

Thomas Larson is the author of "The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber's 'Adagio for Strings,'" from Pegasus Books, as well as "The Memoir and the Memoirist: Reading and Writing Personal Narrative," from Ohio University Press / Swallow Press, which is in its third printing. He holds workshops on memoir writing and delivers multimedia presentations on music, the craft of writing, and the "author" in the digital age throughout the United States.

His first Kindle book is "What Exactly Happened: Four Essays on the Craft of Memoir."

Larson writes personal essays, memoir, feature articles, book reviews, and literary criticism. For the last twelve years, he has been a contributing writer for the weekly San Diego Reader where he specializes in investigative journalism, narrative nonfiction, and profiles.

He edits manuscripts and coaches writing students. His website is When not on the road or spending time in Santa Fe, Larson lives with his partner Suzanna Neal in San Diego.


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