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educator , writer

Thomas Fox Averill, American writer, educator. Recipient Roberts Writing award Roberts Foundation, 1989, O. Henry award Anchor Doubleday, 1991, Humanities Horizon award Kansas Humanities Council, 1992, Governor's Arts award Kansas Arts Commission, 1993. Radio commentator Station KANU, Lawrence, since 1991. Fellow Center for Kansas Studies; member Associated Writing Programs.

Background

Averill, Thomas Fox was born on April 30, 1949 in Berkeley, California, United States. Son of Stuart Carson and Elizabeth (Walter) Averill.

Education

Bachelor, University Kansas, 1971. Master of Arts, University Kansas, 1974. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1976.

Career

Averill is a writer-in-residence and professor of English at Topeka's Washburn University. Well known as a writer and teacher, Averill has published numerous works of fiction, short stories, and stories on his native Kansas and society at large.

Achievements

  • He is a two-time winner of Kansas Notable Book Awards.

Works

Membership

Radio commentator Station KANU, Lawrence, since 1991. Fellow Center for Kansas Studies. Member Associated Writing Programs.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, bagpiping, cooking.

Connections

Married Jeffrey Ann Goudie, January 31, 1974. Children: Eleanor Goudie-Averill, Alexander Goudie-Averill.

father:
Stuart Carson Averill

mother:
Elizabeth (Walter) Averill

spouse:
Jeffrey Ann Goudie

children:
Eleanor Goudie-Averill

Alexander Goudie-Averill