Thomas Jeffrey Vasseur
about the author
Thomas Jeffrey Vasseur was raised on a small cattle farm. He is a native of Kentucky. He graduated from Transylvania University with a degree in English and Philosophy and received a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Utah.
He is the author of Discovering the World: Thirteen Stories, and Touch the Earth: An Aftermath of the Vietnam War. After leaving his native state, he traveled and worked odd jobs, spending extended periods in South America and Europe.
From 1992 to 1996 he served as MFA Coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University, then joined the English Department at Valdosta State University. He has received a Utah Fiction Award, a North Point Fellowship, an NEH Grant to UC Berkeley, and is a two-time finalist for Georgia’s Townsend Award for fiction. He is currently completing a novel set in the Amazon basin region of Brazil and Bolivia.