Tod Wodicka (born May 30 1976) is an American author who grew up in Queensbury, New York and currently lives in Berlin, Germany. He graduated from the University of Manchester in the UK. His critically acclaimed first novel, All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well was published in the UK and the Netherlands in December 2007, in the United States in January 2008, and has been translated into German, Spanish and Romanian. The novel was short-listed for the 2008 Believer Book Award.
All Shall Be Well tells the story of Burt Hecker, a medieval re-enactor from upstate New York who travels to Prague to find his estranged son Tristan. The book is a darkly comic story about Burt's devotion to another time and his doomed attempts at coming to terms with his own history.
Tod Wodicka's non-fiction has appeared in The Guardian, Tank Magazine, The New Statesman, The National, and Granta. He is currently at work on his second novel, The Household Spirit, for Pantheon Books (US) and Jonathan Cape (UK). "The Household Spirit" is about Sleep Paralysis.
- Wodicka, Tod (2008). All Shall Be Well; and All Shall Be Well; and All Manner of Things Shall Be Well. New York: Pantheon Books. ISBN 978-0-375-42473-1. OCLC 124165798.
- Tod Wodicka (4 October 2012). "The Metaphoreign Body". Granta. (on almost dying from a pimple in a Czech hospital)
- Tod Wodicka (7 November 2011). "The Novel as a Big Fleshy Thing: Why Peter Nadas' Parallel Stories Has More Soul Than Your Dog". Untitled Books. (on Peter Nadas' novel Parallel Stories)
- Tod Wodicka (25 April 2009). "Papa, You're My Best Friend". The Guardian. (on being trapped in Germany, his young son and Brideshead Revisited)
- Tod Wodicka (14 July 2007). "Goodbye America". The New Statesman. (on Phillip Roth's Nathan Zuckerman novels)
- Tod Wodicka (14 July 2007). "Dad's New Best Friend". The Guardian. (on pirates, mustaches and discovering his father's homosexuality)
- Reviews of All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well
- Nicholas Lezard (28 June 2008). "Sympathy for the outsider" (book review). The Guardian. "(You could be forgiven for thinking Wodicka has made the Lemkos up. He hasn't.)"
- Lichtig, Toby (26 July 2007). "Let's get medieval". New Statesman.
- "All Shall Be Well; and All Shall Be Well; and All Manner of Things Shall Be Well". The New Yorker Books Briefly Noted. 28 January 2008.
- Janet Maslin (24 January 2008). "Mead-Drinking, Gruel-Eating, Sandal-Wearing, Reality-Fleeing Family Guy". New York Times.
- Janet Maslin (24 January 2008). "Mead-Drinking, Gruel-Eating, Sandal-Wearing, Reality-Fleeing Family Guy". New York Times. Retrieved 12 December 2009.