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Charles Dickinson (author)

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Charles Dickinson
Alma materUniversity of Kentucky
Notable workThe Widows' Adventures
SpouseDonna Dickinson

Charles Dickinson is an American writer known for his literary novels, which often mix realism with absurdity. His debut novel, Waltz in Marathon, was published in 1983. He has since written several other novels and a collection of short stories.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Dickinson later attended the University of Kentucky.

Critical response[edit]

Publishers Weekly called him "a splendid writer who has yet to reach the audience he deserves".[1] Kirkus Reviews described his novel Crows as "uneven yet generously talented".[2]



  • Waltz in Marathon (Knopf, 1983)
  • Crows (Knopf, 1985)
  • The Widows' Adventures (Morrow, 1989)
  • Rumor Has It (Morrow, 1991)
  • A Shortcut in Time (Forge, 2003)
  • A Family in Time (self-published e-book, 2012)

Story collections[edit]

  • With or Without and Other Stories (Knopf, 1987)


  1. ^ "A SHORTCUT IN TIME". Publishers' Weekly. 18 November 2002. Retrieved 13 October 2023.
  2. ^ Kirkus Service (1985). Kirkus Reviews. Kirkus Service. Retrieved 13 Oct 2023.