Tod Wodicka

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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 has been translated into German, Spanish and Dutch.[1][2] The novel was short-listed for the 2008 Believer Book Award.[3]

All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things 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.[4][5]

His second novel, The Household Spirit, will be published by Pantheon Books (US) and Jonathan Cape (UK) in June 2015. The Household Spirit is about the curious friendship between Howie Jeffries, a shy, 50 year old recluse and Emily Phane, an irreverent young woman who suffers from horrific sleep paralysis attacks. It takes place in Queens Falls, the same fictional upstate New York town Wodicka wrote about in All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well.

Tod Wodicka's essays, criticism and fiction has appeared in The Guardian, Tank (magazine), New Statesman, South as a State of Mind, AnOther Magazine, The National, Granta and BBC Radio 3. He wrote the afterward to David Tibet of Current 93's art book, Some Gnostic Cartoons.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
  • Wodicka, Tod (2015). The Household Spirit. New York: Pantheon Books. ISBN 978-0307377050. 

External links[edit]

Articles
Interviews
Reviews of All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=73836
  2. ^ http://www.tiborjones.com/author_tod_wodicka.html
  3. ^ http://www.believermag.com/issues/200902/?read=believer_book_awards
  4. ^ Janet Maslin (24 January 2008). "Mead-Drinking, Gruel-Eating, Sandal-Wearing, Reality-Fleeing Family Guy". New York Times. Retrieved 12 December 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.believermag.com/issues/200902/?read=believer_book_awards