Thomas Christopher Greene
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Thomas Christopher Greene (born 1968) is an American novelist and college president. His sixth novel, The Perfect Liar, will be published by St. Martin's Press in January 2019. His fiction has been translated into eleven languages and has found a worldwide following.
Early life and education
Greene was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Richard and Dolores Greene, the sixth of seven children. He was educated in Worcester public schools and then Suffield Academy in Suffield, Connecticut. He earned his BA in English from Hobart College in Geneva, New York, where he was the Milton Haight Turk Scholar. His MFA in Writing is from the former Vermont College. His brother, David, is the current president of Colby College in Waterville, Me.
Since 1993, Tom has lived and worked in central Vermont. He is the founder and president of Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA), a graduate fine-arts college in Montpelier, Vermont, with degrees in visual art, writing, writing for children & young adults, graphic design, music composition, film, writing & publishing, and art & design education.
Prior to founding VCFA, Greene had a long career as a higher education administrator, working as a member of the leadership team at Norwich University, as an admissions and marketing professional, as the director of public affairs for two universities, as a professor of writing and literature, and as the director of a graduate program. He has also worked as an oyster shucker, delivered pizza, on the line in a staple factory, and as a deputy press secretary for a presidential campaign.
- Mirror Lake (Simon & Schuster, 2003)
- I'll Never Be Long Gone (HarperCollins, 2005)
- Envious Moon (HarperCollins, 2007)
- The Headmaster's Wife (Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press, 2014)
- If I Forget You (Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press, 2016)
- The Perfect Liar (St. Martin's Press), 2019
- Macmillan. "If I Forget You - Thomas Christopher Greene - Macmillan". Macmillan. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
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