Thomas Sanchez (writer)

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Thomas Sanchez (born 1943) is an American novelist and film director. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship [1] and the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres from the French Republic.


Thomas Brown Sanchez was born at the Oakland Naval Hospital in Oakland, California three months after his father was killed in the South Pacific during World War II.

His first novel, Rabbit Boss, was named one of the 100 Greatest Western novels by the San Francisco Chronicle.[2] Sanchez is published by Knopf/Vintage at Random House.[3]



  • Rabbit Boss (1973)
  • Zoot-Suit Murders (1978)
  • Mile Zero (1989)
  • Day of the Bees (2000)
  • King Bongo (2003)
  • American Tropic (2013)


  • Keep Calm and Carry On[4]
  • Into the Light - The Life of Jack Garfein (in production)[5]


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