Mr. Thaddeus Rutkowski

New York, United States

Member Since: 09/15/2011

Thaddeus Rutkowski grew up in central Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the fiction collection Violent Outbursts (Spuyten Duyvil) and the novels Haywire (Starcherone/Dzanc), Tetched (Behler) and Roughhouse (Kaya). Haywire won the Members' Choice Award, given by the Asian American Writers' Workshop in New York, and reached No. 1 on Small Press Distribution's fiction best-seller list. He teaches at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA in Manhattan. His writing has appeared in The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Fiction and Fiction International. He was awarded a fellowship in fiction writing from the New York Foundation for the Arts.


Twitter Username: @thadrutkowski


  • Haywire , Starcherone/Dzanc (2011)
  • Tetched , Behler Publications (2005)
  • Roughhouse , Kaya Press (1999)


  • Fiction writing fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts(2012)
  • Members' Choice Asian American Literary Award(2013)


  • Adjunct lecturer at Medgar Evers College (January 2010 - )
  • Instructor at Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA (September 1999 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in English from Cornell University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Cornell University
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University

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